Website Evaluation

Just ‘cause you found it on the internet

doesn’t mean it is any good!

Before you use a website, look it over

and consider the following four areas

and the questions they raise.


Authority: Who owns this site? Who is the author? Is it sponsored by an organization you know?


               .com is a commercial (for profit) site
               .org is non-profit or non-commercial
               .edu is an educational site - US public schools also include K12 in the address
               .gov indicates a US government site
               .mil is the US military
               .jp .ca .au or .uk indicate a site in a foreign country


Accuracy: Does this site inspire confidence? Do you trust the info?



Currency: Is the information on the site outdated?



Objectivity: Does this site have a bias? What is the purpose of the site?




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