ABC's of Evaluating Web Sites

Authority
  • Who sponsors or created the web site?
  • Is there information about the sponsor or creator?
  • Does the address include .com, .edu, .gov, a tilde (~), or .org?
Accuracy
  • Check information against a known reliable source
Bias
  • Are personal views expressed?
Currency
  • When was the site created? Updated?
  • Are links up-to-date and active?
Coverage
  • Is topic covered completely (thoroughly, in-depth) OR, is it partial (abridged, shortened, superficial)?
  • Is the webpage still under construction?

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