Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Nov 09, 2015 Views: 107
It is particularly important that you evaluate any web resources you use (e.g. websites, blogs, wikis, etc.) because there is no editorial process for the web and anyone can post anything online. When evaluating web resources it is important to pay attention to details.
When evaluating websites, first ask yourself: How did you find the website?
- Did a professor or another reliable source recommend it?
- Was it cited in a scholarly or credible source?
- Was it a link from a reputable website?
- Did you find it by using a search engine like Google?
When evaluating web resources it is important to pay attention to details and examine these six main criteria:
Please explore the Evaluating Websites Guide for more information.
You may also want to consider:
- What is a domain and how to I evaluate websites by domain?
- How do I evaluate a source to determine if it is scholarly or not?
- How do I find a good website?
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