Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Early Childhood Education: Evaluating Information

This subject guide will direct students enrolled in ED courses to available library resources.

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Determining source credibility is important, because it means you trust the information.
In general, consider the following...

  • Who created the information?

  • How are they qualified?

  • Do they hold credentials, have affiliation, or are they a subject expert?

Watch the video to get a better understanding of credible resources. Also, use the guide on this page to help you evaluate sources.

Video produced by North Carolina State University Libraries
and shared as a Open Educational Resource using a Creative Commons License. (3:22)

What Makes a Source Credible?

Use this guide to help you determine the credibility and usefulness of information.

Steps to Determine Credibility Flyer by Kara Canite & Sarah Myhre

Determining Credibility of Internet Sources (5:12)

For off-campus access, please login with your UH username and password.

If video doesn't load in the player, please use this link.

Honolulu Community College Library
874 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96817
Email: honcclib@hawaii.edu Web: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/library