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Evaluating Websites

More About Evaluation Criteria

Sites with longer more elaborate evaluation criteria

All of the following websites are kept current—updated frequently—and are authored by professional librarians or university faculty members

Evaluating Print vs. Internet Sources Purdue University; OWL : Online Writing Lab

Searching the World Wide Web Purdue University; OWL: Online Writing Lab

Evaluating Sources : Basic Criteria  an excellent basic list of questions to be used in evaluating resources. See also related sites listed at bottom of page.

Evaluating Web Content SUNY Albany University Library

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask University of California - Berkeley Libraries

Practical Steps in Evaluating Internet Resources Sheridan Library, Johns Hopkins University

Virtual Salt: Evaluating Internet Research Sources a retired University professor offers some interesting insights on web site evaluation; version date—November 2010

A CRAP Test

The Crap Test : a way to evaluate a source based on the following criteria—

Currency, 
Reliability, 
Authority,

Purpose/Point of View

Howard Feingold's Crap Detection 101