* Why is website evaluation important?

Check out this video from the Univ. of Texas at San Antonio for an explanation.

The Importance of Investigating the Author.mp4

* When evaluating websites, keep the FIVE W's in mind: WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, & WHY. 

(Source: Kathy Schrock)

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* Making sense of a domain suffix (.com, .org, .net, etc.)

This can also help with your evaluation of a website. Click here for more info.

* Website evaluation checklist (CRAAP)

Use the checklist below to help you determine whether a website is appropriate for academic use.