Remember the 6 main issues to address when evaluating websites:
Authority: Who are the authors and what makes them experts?
Accuracy: Are the facts accurate? Can you find info to verify what it says?
Objectivity: What is the purpose of the site? What are the author's biases?
Currency: When was the page created or last updated?
Coverage: Does the site provide the info you need to address your topic?
Value: Was the site free of errors? Was the information on the site valuable to your research?
(adapted from Henderson, J. R. (2006, August 26). ICYouSee: A Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web. Retrieved February 14, 2007, from http://www.ithaca.edu/library/training/think.html)
Print out and use this worksheet to evalute websites - (Adapted from Loertscher, D. V., Achterman, D. (2003). Increasing Academic Achievement Through the Library Media Center: A Guide for Teachers (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City, Utah: Hi Willow Research and Publishing)
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