Evaluating Web Sources

  • Is the website relying on fact or opinion?
  • Are other reputable sites linked to this page?
  • Is the information replicated in other reliable sources (e.g. encyclopedia, book)?
  • Is the author easily identifiable?
  • What are the author's qualifications and credentials?
  • Are the author's qualifications relevant to the topic covered?
  • When was the page copyrighted or last updated?
  • Are there dead links on the page?
  • Is the page easy to navigate?
  • Does the text follow basic composition rules?
  • Why did the author create the site?
  • How comprehensive is the coverage of the topic?
  • Is there a hidden agenda?
  • Is there an angle or bias?