Searching for information about the author or organization responsible for the website, article, or book is an excellent way of evaluating sources. This method is called lateral reading.
Google the author or organization responsible for posting the information.
Search the author/organization in the library's OneSearch box.
The video "Lateral Reading" created by Robert Detmering, Amber Willenborg, and Terri Holtze from the University of Louisville Libraries presents useful ideas. The video is about four minutes long. The UL website also has a nifty handout you may want to download.
Brunning, Andy. "A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science."Ci: Compound Interest, Andy Brunning/Compound Interest, 2017, www.compoundchem.com/2014/04/02/a-rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science/. Accessed 7 Dec. 2017.