Web Site Evaluation

the SMART way to use the Internet

 
Questions to ask yourself when looking for information:
  1. Is the open web the right tool?
  2.  What type of source is likely to contain the information I need?
  3. Where am I likely to find this information?
  4. What terms are likely to appear on the page I am looking for?
 
 
Criteria for evaluating websites:

More Criteria to consider

 

Links to help you evaluate: 

EasyWhoIs--who publishes the site?

Archive.org--What is the site history? 

Just as we evaluate any source we use for research as to its usefulness, we must also learn to evaluate websites.  Just because it is on the Internet, doesn't mean that it is current or accurate. 

Informational Web Page Test

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Website Evaluation Checklist