Five criteria for evaluating Web pages
- Accuracy of Web Documents
- Who wrote the page and can you contact him or her?
- What is the purpose of the document and why was it produced?
- Is this person qualified to write this document?
- Authority of Web Documents
- Who published the document and is it separate from the "Webmaster?"
- Check the domain of the document. What institution publishes this document?
- Does the publisher list his or her qualifications?
- Objectivity of Web Documents
- What goals/objectives does this page meet?
- How detailed is the information?
- What opinions (if any) are expressed by the author?
- Currency of Web Documents
- When was it produced?
- When was it updated?
- How up-to-date are the links?
- Coverage of the Web Documents
- Are the links (if any) evaluated and do they complement the documents’ theme?
- Is the site all images or a balance of text and images?
- Is the presented information cited correctly
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FROM: Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523