Evaluating Websites Checklist

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Evaluating Websites Checklist

  1. 1. Evaluating Websites Checklist Go through this checklist when doing research online. It can help you to determine whether or not a website would be worth using or if it may give you wrong information. Purpose: ● Is the site supposed to be educational or entertaining? ● Is the site meant to be informational or promotional? Audience: ● What does the author assume the reader already knows about the topic of the site? Is it basic? Advanced? ● Would the site be most useful to the general reader, the enthusiast, or the professional? Presentation of Website: ● Do all the links work that are on the page? ● Does the website design look professional? Authorit (Author or Organization): ● Is the author’s name and email address provided somewhere on the site? ● Is the author an authority in the field, or just a commentator? ● What are the author’s qualifications? ● Does the author have an affiliation with a known institution or respected organization? ● If the author has a list of links of interest, do the selections or annotations suggest that the author may have a bias or special interest? ● Is there a link to the organization that sponsors or hosts the site? ● Is the host a publisher, nationally known organization, government agency or company? ● Check for Author or Organization biases on the subject Dates Created and Last Modified: ● Every Web site should provide the dates when it was created and last updated. ● Check to make sure the information on the site is up-to-date. ● If the site contains a complete account of all changes, check this page to see how often the site has been updated. Accuracy of Information: ● Examine many sources and compare them against each other. ● Check to see if the Web article has a complete list of works cited. ● Does the Web site offer new information, or repeat what the other sources state? ● Does the author base his or her argument on facts that are shown to be incorrect by reliable sources? ● Does this page present a new viewpoint on the topic, or just summarize other sources? ● Does the site have a lot of dead end links? Works Cited:
  2. 2. http://library.usm.maine.edu/research/researchguides/webeval.php?ID=0 http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schrockguide/eval.html

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