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"The Truth is Out There...Question EVERYTHING you FIND!!!”
Web Evaluation Basics
There are several similar ways to remember the criteria for evaluating websites. Click on the Title of each for more explanation and a PDF handout.
( CRAAP Cal State Universiy-Chico)
( 5 Questions Univ. of California, Berkeley
Click here for a . checklist
What can the URL tell you? (domain, publisher)
Answer these questions- scan perimeter of page (about us, philosophy, background, biography, currency, credentials, etc.) Look for
indicators of quality information (links, documentation/footnotes, credibility)
What do others say? (linking pages, listed in a reputable directory, what others say about the author)
Does it all add up? (why was page put on web, purpose, is this as reliable as resource as you would find in a library?)
Website Evaluation Sites
Check out these other sites with tutorials on website evaluation. There are many other good tutorials and websites available.
For evaluating Medical and Health information, see also:
Is Everything on the Internet????