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Technical Communications (ENGL 1105): How-Tos

How to evaluate website

 

  • Accuracy: If your page lists the author and institution that published the page and provides contact information.
  • Authority: If your page lists the author credentials and its domain is preferred (.edu, .gov, .org, or .net).
  • Objectivity: If your page provides accurate information with limited advertising and it is objective in presenting the information.
  • Currency: If your page is current and updated regularly (as stated on the page) and the links (if any) are also up-to-date.
  • Coverage: If you can view the information properly, not limited to fees, browser technology, or software requirement.

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

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