Does the author cite formal credentials or experience?
Can you contact the author?
Do you know who published the article?
Are they reputable?
Bias:Does the article present information in an objective
Are all sides of an issue represented, or is this article
Audience:Are the levels of articles appropriate to your needs?
Do the articles cover several topics minimally or
one topic in detail?
Accuracy:Does the article provide documentation for the
Does the article provide information that contradicts
Does the article include an explanation of its research
Currency:Was the information recently published?
Has it been updated or revised?
Relevance:Does the information add to or support your research?
Does the article provide references that are also useful?
Does the article provide more or less information than
*Norberg, L. (July 15, 2008)Evaluating Articles: Checklist.Retrieved February 26, 2009, from the University North Carolina Libraries’ Web site: http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/evaluate/articles/checklist.html