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?