Amid rising concerns about "junk science" and claims without any scientific evidence to back them up, these websites try to sort out fact from fake :
When scientific knowledge is debated in politics and public policy, these sites can help:
Over time, peer review practices evolved to verify scientific claims made in traditional sources (some books, some journal articles). But almost none of the internet-only sources do this reliably!
So -- if your information comes from an online source, don't trust it until you've checked it. This guide has information about peer review, and more detail on evaluating scientific information both online and in print. For a quick check, though, the "Trust It or Trash It?" Quality Assessment Toolbox (link below) is a great start.
About the Library
While the library building is closed for the pandemic (along with the rest of the College), our online collections are still available. And reference librarians are also available to answer your questions, Mondays - Fridays 8am - 3pm: