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Evaluating Web Pages: Questions to Consider: Putting It
All Together

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

 

  • Accuracy. If your page lists the author and institution that published the page and provides a way of contacting him/her and . . .

 

  • Authority. If your page lists the author credentials and its domain is preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net), and, . . .

 

  • Objectivity. If your page provides accurate information with limited advertising, and it is objective in presenting the information, and . . .

 

  • Currency. If your page is current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date, and . . .

 

  • Coverage. If you can view the information properly--not limited to fees, browser technology, or special software requirements . . . then you may have a Web page that could be of value to your research!

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Adapted from Kapoun, Jim. "Teaching undergrads WEB evaluation: A guide for library instruction." <i>C&RL News</i> (July/August 1998): 522-523.

Used with the permission of the author, Jim Kapoun.

 

Document edited by Michael Engle. Last updated 03 February 2015.