Evaluating a website

Short check list for evaluating a website:

Accuracy Does your page list the author and institution that published the page and provide a way of contacting him/her?
Authority Does your page list the authors’ credentials and is the domain a preferred domain for example .edu, .gov, .org, or .net?
Objectivity. Does your page provide accurate information with limited advertising and is it objective (not biased, not favouring a point of view) in presenting the information?
Currency Is your page current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date?
Coverage Can you view the information properly–not limited to fees, browser technology, or software requirement?

┬áIf you can tick off all of the above criteria…your Web page is of value to your research!

 

A more detailed checklist for evaluating a website can be downloaded here:

A more detailed checklist for evaluating a website

 

“How to evaluate a website” worksheet

Sourced from: http://library.scotch.vic.edu.au/website/

 

 

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