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Web site evaluation

  1. 1. WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON WEB SITES• Authority • Who is the author, owner? Individual? Corporation? Government? • First check the domain (.gov, .edu, .com, etc.)• Currency • When last updated?• Accuracy • Where do they get their information? Citations, sources, reports?• Coverage • How in-depth? • Point of view? Biased?• Purpose • To educate? Inform? Persuade? Entertain? Sell?• Intended Audience • Who is the publisher? • General population or age level? • Specialists in the field, academics? • Vocabulary specific to topic and assumes prior knowledge? 2
  2. 2. UNITED STATES GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM HTTP://WWW.GLOBALCHANGE.GOV/ 3
  3. 3. LOOK FOR CONTACT INFO FOR AUTHORITY 4
  4. 4. LOOK FOR PUBLISHER, INTENDED AUDIENCE 5
  5. 5. LOOK FOR OVERVIEW, MISSION, VISION 6
  6. 6. LOOK FOR PURPOSE. PROGRAMS? SERVICES? 7
  7. 7. LOOK FOR AFFILIATIONS 8
  8. 8. LOOK FOR OTHER RESOURCES 9

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