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Website Evaluation.

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)

  • Currency
  • Relevance
  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Purpose

5 Questions (Univ. of California, Berkeley
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  • 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:

Website Evaluation

Is Everything on the Internet????

Video Tutorial

Website Evaluation

"The Truth is Out There...Question EVERYTHING you FIND!!!”

Last updated on Sep 3, 2022 3:09 PM