Q. Is politico.com credible?
Websites like politico.com can be tricky to evaluate for credibility.
Here are some questions to consider:
- Who is the author?
- Are they an expert in the topic with an advanced degree?
- Did they do research on the topic?
- Did they cite their sources?
- What is the date of the website? Is there a date?
- Has it been updated?
- Have things changed in the field since it was written?
- Is it from an already established credible source?
- 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?
- 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 to discuss, contact your Campus Library/ARC.
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