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Evaluating online sources

The following video discusses the idea of lateral reading, or moving horizontally off of a webpage onto other webpages (instead of moving vertically up and down the page), to learn more about the publisher or source. This technique can help you determine whether a page is trustworthy and appropriate for research.


Practice lateral reading

Please evaluate the two websites below, using any strategy you chose. Which is the more reliable source and why?