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Evaluating Web Resources. Author/Institution n Who is the author or Institution? n Biographical info given n Institution? n Information given about institution?

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1 Evaluating Web Resources

2 Author/Institution n Who is the author or Institution? n Biographical info given n Institution? n Information given about institution? n Do you know institution? n Do you know author?

3 Author/Institution n Look for name of author or institution at top or bottom of page. Mary.mwc.edu/~ernie n Learn about sponsor by going to home/root page of site n Use a search engine to find related information.

4 Author/Institution n Clues from URL: n.edu n.gov n.com n.net n.org n beware of web sites under different orgs

5 Author/Institution s1.html

6 How Current is the Information? n Date created? n When was it last updated? n Is some information out of date? n How frequently updated?

7 How Current is the Information? n Check top/bottom of page for dates of creation.

8 Audience n For general public or scholars? n For students? n Is the audience clearly stated? n Does the web page meet the needs of it audience?

9 Content Accurate and Objective? n Political, ideological, cultural, religious or institutional biases? n Content intended for brief or in-depth analysis? n Opinion? Is this clearly stated? n Has information been copied from other sources? Footnotes?

10 Purpose of the Information? n Inform? n Explain? n Persuade? n Market a product? n Advocate a cause? n Clearly stated? –Does resource fulfill the stated purpose?


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