What are they?
1. Accuracy of Site
2. Authority of Site
3. Objectivity of Site
4. Currency of Site
5. Coverage of Site
• Who wrote it?
• Why did s/he write it?
• Was the person actually
qualified to write it?
Make sure author provides e-mail
or a contact address/phone
Know the distinction between
author and Webmaster.
• Who published the document?
Different from "Webmaster?"
• Check the domain of the
document, Does the publisher
What credentials are listed for the
Where is the document published?
Check URL domain.
• What are the goals/objectives
of the site?
• How detailed is the
• What opinions (if any) are
expressed by the author?
Determine if page is a mask for
View any Web page as you would
a TV infommercial. Purpose and
• When was it created?
• When was it updated?
• Are the links up-to-date?
How many dead links are on the
Are the links current or updated
Is the information on the page
• Are the links evaluated and are they
• All images or a balance of text and
• Is the information presented cited
If page requires special software to view
the information, how much are you missing
if you don't have the software?
Is it free or is there a fee, to obtain the
Is there an option for text only, or frames, or
a suggested browser for better viewing?
Does is all add up?
• Does the web page meet
• Remember to determine
audience and purpose
Evaluate sample sites
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