How to Critically Evaluate Web Sites


Finding Internet Source

Anyone can put information on the Web and it might NOT be reviewed by anyone, Web material must be carefully considered.

  • Accuracy – How reliable and error-free is this information? Has anyone reviewed it?
  • Authority – What are the author’s qualifications? What is the reputation of the publisher?
  • Objectivity – Is it biased? Is it trying to sway us or just present the facts?
  • Currency – How dated is the content? How recently was the page updated?
  • Coverage – Has the topic been covered thoroughly or just touched upon?

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