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Website Evaluation

Five Criteria for Evaluating Websites

      1.   Accuracy

Who wrote this document? What makes the author qualified? Is a name/s and contact information given? Do you know why it was written?  

      2.   Authority

What person, organization, and or business published this webpage? What are their creditials?

      3.   Objectivity

Does this webpage read like an ad for something? Are there opinions expressed? Is there advertising? Why was this page written and for whom? 

      4.   Currency

When was this webpage published? Is it up-to-date?  

      5.  Coverage

What topics are covered? Can this information be found elsewhere? How in-depth is the material?