Introduction:
Evaluating Internet Resources Today, there is a great deal of information to be found on the Internet. Unfortunately, not...
Criterion 1:Accuracy
Accuracy? Is the information accurate when checked against  other sources? How reliable and error-free is the informatio...
Criterion 2:Authority
Authority Is it clear who is sponsoring the web page? Is the sponsor legitimate Is it clear who wrote the page? Are th...
Criterion 3:Content
Content What is the purpose of the web page, i.e. to inform,  convince, or sell? What does it contribute to the literatu...
Criterion 4:Coverage
Coverage Does the site cover the subject adequately? Are there inexplicable omissions?
Criterion 5:Currency
Currency Is the publication date clearly stated? When was the page last revised? Is it maintained and  updated regularly...
Criterion 6:Documentation
Documentation Does the author explain where the information was  obtained? Does the web page contain a bibliography or l...
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Evaluation Criteria

  1. 1. Introduction:
  2. 2. Evaluating Internet Resources Today, there is a great deal of information to be found on the Internet. Unfortunately, not all of these sources can be considered accurate or reliable. An informational web page is one whose primary purpose is to present factual information. The URL address of many informational sites ends in .edu (education) or .gov (government), many of these pages are sponsored by educational institutions or government agencies.
  3. 3. Criterion 1:Accuracy
  4. 4. Accuracy? Is the information accurate when checked against other sources? How reliable and error-free is the information? Is there evidence of potential bias? Does the author have a specific agenda or point-of- view?
  5. 5. Criterion 2:Authority
  6. 6. Authority Is it clear who is sponsoring the web page? Is the sponsor legitimate Is it clear who wrote the page? Are the qualifications of the author clearly stated? Is the author affiliated with an institution or organization? Is there contact information available for the author of the document?
  7. 7. Criterion 3:Content
  8. 8. Content What is the purpose of the web page, i.e. to inform, convince, or sell? What does it contribute to the literature in the field? Who is the intended audience based on content, tone, and style? What is the overall value of the content compared to the range of resources on the topic?
  9. 9. Criterion 4:Coverage
  10. 10. Coverage Does the site cover the subject adequately? Are there inexplicable omissions?
  11. 11. Criterion 5:Currency
  12. 12. Currency Is the publication date clearly stated? When was the page last revised? Is it maintained and updated regularly? Are the links on the page up-to-date and useable?
  13. 13. Criterion 6:Documentation
  14. 14. Documentation Does the author explain where the information was obtained? Does the web page contain a bibliography or list of sources used?

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