Check Content using 5 W’s Adapted from i-Safe America materials (http://www.isafe.org) And Kathleen Schrock (2002) The ABCs of WebSite Evaluation http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/pdf/weval_02.pdf URL Look and Feel Content stop stop stop USE
Who wrote the pages and are they an expert in the field? (Authority?)
What does the author say the purpose of the site is? (Bias? Written for what audience?)
Where does the information come from? (Citations?)
When was it created or last updated? (Dates?)
Why is the information useful for my purposes?
Triangulation Triangulation is also a good strategy for increasing the likelihood that the content is credible. Triangulation means verifying the information using multiple sources rather than just one source. Credible Information source source source