The online world of information is often devoid of the checks and balances of print media.

Print media have editors and publishers who check for clarity, accuracy and bias in the writing.

On the internet, the job of editing often falls on the user who must do his or her own scrutinizing of the information and determination of its value.


Is the information relevant to the question at hand?

Am I on the right track?


Is the information suitable for my age and core values?

Will it help me answer my question?


How much information do I need?

Is the depth of coverage adequate?


When was the information published or last updated?


Who is the author of the information?

What are his or her qualifications?


Why was this information written?

Was it written to inform me, persuade me, or sell me something?


Christensson, Karen RADCAB: your vehicle for information evaluation Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 2006