Take a look at this quick video segment for some additional things to look for when evaluating a website.
When you're looking at a website, page, or other source - the first thing to do it STOP. Do you already know about this website, the source of the information, or the reputation of the source or claim? If not - you can follow the moves below to get a better idea of what you're looking at.
If you start to get overwhelmed with these other moves, remember to again STOP and think about the reasons for your research.
Learn about the source - what is their expertise and agenda? Is it worth your time too look at this source? What do others say about your source?
Sometimes you might investigate the claims of the source article - not only the source itself. Find trusted coverage or reporting on the claim to see what the consensus is of experts.
Trace the claims, quotes, media (photos, videos) back to the original source. Often photos, videos, and audio are used in a way that removes them from their original context. Trace back to the original source so that you can what actually happened - was the version you saw accurately presenting the information?
Modified from Mike Caulfield's SIFT (Four Moves), which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License