Q. Is Huffington Post a reliable source and why?

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Huffington Post can be tricky to evaluate for reliability and credibility. Here are some considerations:

  • Who is the author? Are they an expert in the topic? Did they do research on the topic? Did they cite their sources? Did they use good sources?
  • When was the article written? Is the content dated? Have things changed in the field since it was written? 
  • Where is the information from? Is it from an already established credible source (example: published book or periodical)? Is it from a .edu or .gov or .org? Is there a company or organization taking responsibility for the content?
  • Why was this content written? Is it facts to inform? Is it opinions or biased to persuade the reader? What type of language is used (ex: scholarly and technical vs. popular and common)?  Does it include research? 
  • What is the project you are working on? Do you need facts or opinions? Do you need current or historical information? Do you need scholarly information? 

If you have a specific article and want to determine credibility, contact your Campus Library/ARC.

  • Last Updated Jun 13, 2018
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