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Website Evaluation Checklist
of page you are evaluating:
was the page written or updated?
If no date is given on the page,
visit the home page to look for the date.
the information current enough for your topic?
Why might the date matter for your
there references given for the information on the site?
Look for a bibliography or any list
of materials used in the creation of the page.
Yes How many?
the content primarily opinion?
Is the content biased or balanced?
Why might bias matter for your topic?
wrote the page?
If there is no specific author, what
is the name of the organization responsible for the site? You may need to
visit the home page to find the answer.
there evidence that the author or organization is an expert on this subject?
List your evidence:
PURPOSE AND POINT OF VIEW
was the page put on the web?
Are there ads on the site? How do
they relate to the topic covered?
Example: an ad selling ammunition
next to an article about firearm legislation.
Is the content primarily opinion?
Sales tool Other__________
is the domain extension?
How might this influence the purpose?
.mil .org .net
on the writing style and vocabulary, who is the intended audience?
Scholars or professionals
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