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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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    • Evaluating Websites
      Miss Bolle, Media Specialist
    • What to look for…
      Date Created or Last Modified:
      • Every website should provide dates when it was created or updated
      • Check to make sure information is up to date
      • See if there is a log of all changes made to the page
      **You want the most current information when doing a paper!
    • What to look for…
      Accuracy of Information:
      • Examine all sources and compare them against each other
      • Check to see if the website has works cited
      • 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?
      • Is the author an authority in the field?
      • What are the author’s qualifications?
      • Is there an organization associated with the site?
      • Check for author or organization biases on the subject
    • What to look for…
      Presentation of Website:
      • Do all the links work?
      • 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?
      • 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
    • What to look for…
      Purpose
      • Is the site supposed to be educational or entertaining?
      • Is it informational or promotional
      **You will want one that is both educational and informational for a research project!!
    • Questions?