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Website Evaluation Tips

Website Evaluation Tips

  • Who is the author or sponsor of the Web site? (You may have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see if you can find anything about the author or sponsor.)
  • What authority does the author or sponsor have to write this type of material? (Is there a link that tells you about the author or sponsor of the Web site?)Does this information tell about the author’s background, education, and credentials?
  • Does the author or sponsor provide a source for the material that was included in the Web site?
  • Is that source reputable?(You may have to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see if a source for the material is listed.)Is there any bias evident in the information? Is the information one-sided?
  • Is the information fact or opinion?  Can you verify the same information from more than one source? 
  • When was the site last updated? (This is often located at the bottom of the page.)
  • Is the material relevant to your need? 

    From The Book Report, January/February, 2000; “How to Use Soda Pop, The Blair Witch Project, and Other Methods to Help Students Learn to Evaluate Web Information Critically”.

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