How can I see through the grey areas in webpages when there are so many to choose from?
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?
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.
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?
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