What is it? - Do you know what type of source you even located? Online newspaper, magazine, trade journal, blog, company website. Always ask what did I find?
Author(s) - Does the author have the “right” to write about this topic.
Owner/Sponsor - If there was no author, read the ABOUT US section of the website. What is the mission, vision, purpose of the article/site/information? If you can’t figure our author OR Owner - do NOT use the information.
Currency - In business currency it key. Use information that is as current as possible to help understand where an industry, business, company, market, may be going/headed.
Quality - how is the information reviewed? Is there an editor, peer-review process, some check on quality? Do they cite their sources (note - lookup cited sources for quality check).
Purpose - What is the intention of the site? To inform, persuade, to sell, or some other purpose? Does the site have an inordinate number of ads, cookies, etc. - why do you think this is?
The library has electronic access to business news and journals. Make sure to always log-in to the library for full access.
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