Evaluating Websites

  • Currency: How recently was the website updated?  Are the links on the webpage active?

  • Relevance: Does the information relate to your topic?

  • Authority: What does the URL reveal about the author or source?

  • Accuracy: Are there spelling issues or typos?

  • Purpose: Are the intentions or purpose clear?  It is unbiased with impartial information?

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This is an example of a website with obvious credentials.  The website URL ends in .org

image of .org website

This is an example of a website with no clear credentials and an obvious bias

example of obvious bias website

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