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Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider: Authority of
Web Pages

Based on Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." C&RL News (July/August 1998): 522-523. Used with permission.

Evaluation of Web Documents

Authority of Web Documents

  • Who published the document and is it separate from the Webmaster?
  • Are the author(s) credentials or affiliations listed?
  • Check the document URL: What institution or organization published this document? Where?
  • Is the information presented in the document cited correctly in a bibliography or reference list?