Relevancy    Appropriateness    Detail    Currency    Authority    Bias

So who really cares if the information you have found is totally true or not? Um…how about your teacher?…or your employer?…or how about you when you need personal, life-important information regarding your health, your finances, and your life-style choices?

Authoritative information sources have everything to do with how accurate and credible the information presented is. You need to care who is behind the information you are using, not only as a matter of personal integrity, but also as a matter of personal safety.

What are the author's qualifications? Is the author associated with a particular school, university, organization, company, or governmental agency? Is his or her email address included on the Web page?

Take the time to find out who is behind the information!

Teaching Authority

“RADCAB” ™ A mnemonic acronym for information evaluation
Created by Karen M. Christensson, M.S. Library Media Education

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