There's a lot of great stuff on the Internet. Unfortunately, there's a lot of CRAP out there too! It's so important that the information you rely on be quality! You want sources that come from reputable organizations or people. You don't want sources that are biased or factually incorrect or outdated.
So, how can you make sure your sources are credible? Check out the CRAP Test below.
Still not convinced that you need to worry about evaluating your sources? Check this out. Be sure to note who the author of this page is. This website is in the top 5 results when you Google Martin Luther King - what does that tell you about Google?
Improve your Google searches! Below is a quick and easy trick to limit your searches to more credible website domains. You still need to run the CRAP test, but it's a good first step towards finding better sources.
Click on the logo below to search the Smithsonian's collection. Use the Keyword Search bar in the upper left of the page.
"Smithsonian logo color" by US Federal government. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.