• Web site Evaluation Checklist

     

    Web Site Name: _______________________________________________

     

    URL:  _________________________________________________

     

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    1.  URL Information

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    Is the domain name of good value?    Examples:

     

     

    .gov=government site (also .mil, .us, or other country codes)

     

     

    .edu=educational site

     

     

    .org=non-profit organization

     

     

     

     

     

    2.  Author/Credibility

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    Is the author’s name included?

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    Is an email address included (or a “Contact Us” section)?

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    Does a company, college, or group sponsor the web page?

     

     

     

     

     

    3.  The information on the page

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    Is the information meaningful and useful?

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    Does the information appear to be factual (instead of opinion)?

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    Is the purpose of the web page to inform and explain (instead of to sell something)?

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    Is there a bibliography or reference list?

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    Is there a bias for the information?

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    Is the grammar and spelling correct?

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    Are the links helpful and meaningful?

     

     

     

     

     

    4.  Current information

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    Is the date on the web page recent?