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Evaluating Websites Presentation

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How to accurately evaluate online resources for research projects.

How to accurately evaluate online resources for research projects.

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  • 1. Evaluating Websites
    Miss Bolle, Media Specialist
  • 2. What to look for…
    Date Created or Last Modified:
    • Every website should provide dates when it was created or updated
    • 3. Check to make sure information is up to date
    • 4. See if there is a log of all changes made to the page
    **You want the most current information when doing a paper!
  • 5. What to look for…
    Accuracy of Information:
    • Examine all sources and compare them against each other
    • 6. Check to see if the website has works cited
    • 7. Does the author base his/her argument on facts that are shown to be incorrect by other sources?
  • What to look for…
    Authority:
    • Is the author’s name and email provided on the website?
    • 8. Is the author an authority in the field?
    • 9. What are the author’s qualifications?
    • 10. Is there an organization associated with the site?
    • 11. Check for author or organization biases on the subject
  • What to look for…
    Presentation of Website:
    • Do all the links work?
    • 12. Does the website design look professional?
  • What to look for…
    Audience:
    • What does the author assume you already know? Is it basic information? Or Advanced?
    • 13. Would the site be better for a general reader or a professional?
    **You don’t want a website that is too basic but you also want to understand the information
  • 14. What to look for…
    Purpose
    • Is the site supposed to be educational or entertaining?
    • 15. Is it informational or promotional
    **You will want one that is both educational and informational for a research project!!
  • 16. Questions?

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