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Web Site Evaluation

  1. 1. WEB SITE EVALUATION WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON WEBSITES
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. UNITED STATES GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM HTTP://WWW.GLOBALCHANGE.GOV/ 3
  4. 4. LOOK FOR CONTACT INFO FOR AUTHORITY 4
  5. 5. LOOK FOR PUBLISHER, INTENDED AUDIENCE 5
  6. 6. LOOK FOR OVERVIEW, MISSION, VISION 6
  7. 7. LOOK FOR PURPOSE. PROGRAMS? SERVICES? 7
  8. 8. LOOK FOR AFFILIATIONS 8
  9. 9. LOOK FOR OTHER RESOURCES 9

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