PROMPT checklist

  Item 1- article Item 2 - article Item 3 - website

(is the information clearly communicated?)
Look at language, layout, structure, etc.

(does the information match the needs of the searcher?)
Look at the introduction or overview – what is it mainly about?


(Is the author´s position of interest made clear?)
Look for an introduction or overview – do the writers state their position on the issue?
Is the language emotive?
Are there hidden, vested interests?

Method (research reports only)

(Is it clear how the data was collected?)
Were the methods appropriate? Do you trust it?

(Is it clear where the information has come from?)
Can you identify the authors or organisations? How was it published?

(Is it clear when the information was produced?)
Does the date of the information meet your requirements? Is it obsolete?