6-7-8 Library/Technology
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Evaluating Websites

Whenever you are doing research online, be sure to follow the 5 W’s of website evaluation to verify your sources:

The Five W’s of Website Evaluation:

 

WHO:

Who wrote the pages and are they an expert?

Is a biography of the author included?

How can I find out more about the author?

 

 

WHAT:

What does the author say is the purpose of this site?

What else might this author have in mind for this site?

What makes this site easy to use?

What information is included and does this information differ from other sites?

 

 

WHEN:

When was the site created?

When was the site last updated?

 

 

WHERE?

Where does the information come from?

Where can I look up more about the sponsor of this site?

 

 

WHY?

Why is this information useful to my purpose?

Why should I use this information?

Why is this page better than another?

 

 

 

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