“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Tools for Website Evaluation
Credibility: Who is the author? What are his or her credentials?
Accuracy: Can facts, statistics, other information be verified through other resources? Based on your knowledge, does the information seem accurate?
Reliability: Does the source present a particular view or bias?
Relevance: Does this information directly support my hypothesis/thesis or help to answer my question?
Date: When was this information created?When was it revised? Are these dates meaningful in terms of the subject matter?
Sources Behind The Text: Did the author use reliable, credible sources?
Scope: Does this source address my hypothesis/thesis/question in a comprehensive or peripheral way? Is it a scholarly or popular treatment?
Links to advanced information-evaluation strategies for various sources