Accuracy of the Information
|WHAT TO CHECK||WHY|
|Are there mistakes on the website?||
Spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and factual inaccuracies are a good first sign that the information may not be accurate (example).
|Does the website have a bibliography?||
A bibliography is an indication that the author has researched the information (example).
|Are there links to other websites?||
Links to other websites will often reinforce the information (example).
|Is the website well-organized?||
Well-organized information indicates that care has been taken with the website (example).
|Is the purpose of the website serious or humorous?||
Hoax websites abound on the web and are often difficult to detect (examples in demos 1 and 2).