In this section we highlight the importance of checking author expertise and how to trace the source of scholarly quotes using Google. We also remind learners that automatically generated search summaries from Google should not be accepted at face value in being accurate or true.
Google fact-checking tips
Read the following pages in Caulfield, M. A. (2017). Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers:
- Using Google scholar to check author expertise
- Finding out when a page was published using Google
- Using Google Books to track down quotes
- Treating Google’s “Snippets” with suspicion