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Web Evaluation Checklist

Using this checklist will increase the likelihood of identifying reputable, authoritative, reliable websites.

  • Who authored the site? What are this person’s/organization’s credentials?
  • Who published the site? What type of entity is the publisher: commercial, educational institution, nonprofit organization, individual person, etc.?
  • What is the main purpose of the site? How do you know?
  • Who is the intended audience? How do you know?
  • When was the web site published? Is it regularly updated? Is the information outdated?
  • Does the author cite sources?
  • What kind of web sites does the author provide links to? What kind of web sites link to the site you are evaluating?
  • How does your answers above add up? Is the web site your are using appropriate for your assignment? Why do you think so?
Last update: Tuesday, 01 October, 2013 13:39