Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools

Title:Evaluating Web Sites: Criteria and Tools

Author: Cornell University Library, USA

Full Text & Source: https://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webeval.html

The Internet, Online, 02/07/2016

Sample Text:

Evaluation Criteria

  • Author
  • Date of Publication
  • Edition or Revision
  • Publisher
  • Title of Journal
  • Intended Audience
  • Objective Reasoning
  • Coverage
  • Writing Style
  • Evaluative Reviews

Evaluating Information Found on the Internet from Johns Hopkins University (Elizabeth E. Kirk):

  • Authorship
  • Publishing body
  • Point of view or bias
  • Referral to other sources
  • Verifiability
  • Currency
  • How to distinguish propaganda, misinformation and disinformation
  • The mechanics of determining authorship, publishing body, and currency on the Internet

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages (Jim Kapoun):

  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Currency
  • Objectivity
  • Coverage

To evaluate Web sites go to this table of criteria and questions to ask when judging the reliability of information on the Web.

— Generic Criteria for Evaluation (Hope Tillman):

  • Stated criteria for inclusion of information
  • Authority of author or creator
  • Comparability with related sources
  • Stability of information
  • Appropriateness of format
  • Software/hardware/multimedia requirements

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