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Evaluating Websites: Why Everyone Should

  • Book publishers fact check information before publishing.

  • No one checks the information published on the Internet.


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Evaluating Websites:Why YOU Should

Better Information =

Better Project =

Better Grades


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5 Criteria forWebsite Evaluation

AUTHORITY

ACCURACY

CURRENCY

OBJECTIVITY

CONTENT


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1) AUTHORITY:Who is the author?

  • Is there any information about the author?

  • Does the author provide an e-mail address?

  • Is there an “About Us” or “Home” link?

  • Does the author list his/her credentials?


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2) ACCURACY:Is the information accurate?

  • Can it be verified by using another source?

  • Is it relevant to your topic?

  • Does the author indicate where she/he found the information?

  • Are there spelling or grammar mistakes?


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3) CURRENCY:Is the information current?

  • Can you tell when the website was created?

  • Can you tell when the website was last updated?

  • Are there broken links?

  • Does your topic require up-to-date information?


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4) OBJECTIVITY:Is the information biased?

  • Is it trying to persuade you to another point of view?

  • Is it trying to persuade you to buy a product?

  • Look at the domain name: .edu, .gov., .com, .net

  • Is this someone’s personal page? Is there a tilde (~) in the address?


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5) CONTENT:Is the information relevant?

  • Is it well organized?

  • Does the web site have a site map?

  • Is the information easy to understand?

  • Is it helpful to you?


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Website Evaluation Examples

  • Zapati site

  • 2 College Students

  • Information Literacy (college)

  • ** Evaluation site

  • *** Website Evaluation - CSUF (CA State University - Fullerton)


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