Web page evaluation Kim Reed


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A slide presentation for undergraduates to review explaining how to select an authoritative source on the Internet.

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Web page evaluation Kim Reed

  1. 1. Kimberly A. ReedDominican University 12/26/09
  2. 2. How can I see through the grey areas in webpages when there are so many to choose from?
  3. 3. Accuracy ? Authority? Author’s Qualifications  Credentials Full Contact  URL domain, edu, gov, Information org or net Cites sources  Institution or Offers added links and association hosts page published bibliography  Publications or Links to authoritative statement of sites qualification or interest Recommended  Biography or affiliationHow does this sound? Who wrote this page?
  4. 4.  Who is the page written for? What are the sources of information? They should be cited. Highly authoritative sources will include a citation of source, methods used or link. Very important that polls list their author, date, sample number and margin of error.
  5. 5. Currency, up to date Coverage, not just a title When was this page  Free or requires made? registration?  Substantive reporting, Is content updated not just pretty frequently? Links are live? pictures?  Fully defines and Is this the most up to covers your topic or date information you can search question? find on this topic?  Proper citations?Search for most recent? Are your bases covered?
  6. 6.  Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523; reprinted at “Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages,” http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/w ebcrit.html “Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask,” http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Gui des/Internet/Evaluate.html