Website Evaluation

Objectivity (Or, what is the risk factor?)
  • Is the website about information that is political or controversial?
  • Is there money to me made from the website or from the information contained on the website?
  • Does it seem like the site is trying to convince you of something? Or, do you think the authors have a specific point of view?

Accuracy & Reliability
  • Do you know who wrote the website, or what company/agency/school is responsible for the information?
  • Are authors experts on the topic or professional journalists?
  • Do you have a way of contacting the author of the site?

  • Is the copyright date within the past 2-3 years?
  • Is currency a critical factor for this kind of information?

Rebecca Mazur,
May 20, 2011, 11:03 AM