This video uses the following criteria - which are similar to the CRAAP test.
Five Criteria* to Determine if a Website is Credible:
Whether searching for school, work or personal reasons, all of us can say we have encountered websites that led to false information. When browsing recreationally, this is not so much of an issue; however, when it is important that the information you seek is factual and credible there are some things to be on the lookout for.
*Compiled by Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523.
Look it up by name via mediabiasfactcheck.com. Simply enter the website or media outlet and this site returns information on typical content, as well as a Left to Right bias rating scale. Additionally, you can also view Questionable Sources, including fake news, hate sites, or those rated as Least Biased.
The example above represents the rating for the website buzzfeed. Read the review.
Validating Information in Websites or Emails via
The best mythbuster out there is a website called snopes.com. Simply type your 'urban myth' into snopes and it will likely tell you whether the legend / rumor is true, false or somewhere in between.
Here is what Snopes has to say about exploding pyrex.
The response also provides the email in its entirety, the origins of the rumor and any sources used to determine the validity of the claim.
This site is not limited to email hoaxes. It also has a lot of information that shed light on confusing political sound bites and many other topics as well.
Finding Credible Websites Using Advanced Google Search
As you modify anything in the advanced search screen, you can see how it is modified within the basic Google search box. After a while you'll become an expert on typing your advanced searches in right from the basic search box! Click search below, to give it a try!
The last three letters of a web address reveal the content of the web site.
|.name||registered by an individual|
|.pro||professionals such as lawyers, doctors, and accountants|
|.int||registers treaty organizations|
Domain Names are registered. To read more about domains and who registers them, check the site for the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority at: http://www.iana.org/
"The Web zine www.scambusters.com is an action alert network that digs up dirt on Net and telecommunications fraud, ranging from "services" that charge astronomical prices for domain name registration to con artists who partner with Caribbean-based companies to rake in crooked pay-per-call charges. "
http://register.com/ allows you to search by a web address to verify the contact and issuing organization information. Check the domain name you'd like to verify. Click on the "taken" button; click on "to access the WHOIS information", and you will get a complete description of who is behind the page.