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Ask: Who, Where, When, Why, How.

Name of website being evaluated:
URL address of website: http://
Questions to ask yourselfYour answer
Authority - Who wrote the information?
• Site lists who the author is.
• Author is knowledgeable on the topic.
( Hint: the webmaster is not the author)
YES / NO
YES / NO
Source - Where is the site located?
• The site was created by a reliable source
like a college, government agency,
non-profit agency.
YES / NO
Currency - When was it last updated?
• When the site was last updated.
• Links are active.
Date:      
YES / NO
Objectivity - What purpose does it serve?
• Site list facts not opinions.
• Site not trying to sell you anything.
YES / NO
YES / NO
Value - How useful and easy is it to use?
• Site is well organized and easy to
find the information you need.
YES / NO
YES / NO

If you answered yes to most of these questions you may have a good website for your project.

Bonus Question:
Do they say where they found their facts, and does it cite those resources?
If they do you can use the citations to find other useful resources.

Citations list - author, title, publisher, date - useful information to help find those resources.

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