Q. Is politico.com credible?

Answer

Websites like politico.com can be tricky to evaluate for credibility.

Here are some questions to consider:

Who?

  • 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?

When?

  • 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? 

Where?

  • Is it from an already established credible source?
  • Is there a company or organization taking responsibility for the content?

Why?

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Last Updated Jun 18, 2019
  • Views 1232
  • Answered By Baker Librarians

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 2   1

We'll answer you within 3 hours M - F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.