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1 Evaluating Websites Mrs. Grocki Library Media Specialist Henry James Memorial School

2 Five Evaluation Criteria  Authority  Accuracy  Objectivity/Bias  Currency  Coverage

3 Authority  Who wrote the page? Anyone can add information to the WWW  How can you find out? Look on the side or bottom of the page for information Use the URL domain information Do an author search on Google to find out the author’s educational background, occupation and qualifications Has the author published other work?

4 Accuracy  Who published the page?published  What on the site leads you believe that the information is accurate?  Does the page provide links to other reliable sites?  Can you verify the information provided using a print source or another trusted web site?  Are there errors in spelling or grammar on the page? Next

5 Back

6 Objectivity/Bias  What is the purpose of the page? Is it to Inform Sell or market a product or idea Persuade Entertain

7 Currency  When was the page created?  When was the page last updated?  Are there many dead links?

8 Coverage  Is the information free and complete?  Is the topic adequately covered?  Are there links to additional information?  Is this information useful to your topic?

9 What do you think about these pages?  Marijteens.html Marijteens.html  s/Alcohol/subcategory.php?subsectio n=15 s/Alcohol/subcategory.php?subsectio n=15

10 Works Cited Library. Dept. home page. 10 Nov Binghamton U. 29 Sept Tyburski, Genie. “How to Evaluate Information--Checklist.” The Virtual Chase. 12 May Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. 29 Sept


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