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 Civic Online Reasoning Institute at Stanford University has an excellent explanation of Lateral Reading in "Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading." The video is under four minutes. The University of Louisville Libraries also has this useful handout about lateral reading.
Brunning, Andy. "A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science."Ci: Compound Interest, Andy Brunning/Compound Interest, 2023, www.compoundchem.com/2014/04/02/a-rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science/. Accessed 24 August 2023.