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Title of Page you re evaluating
1. Look at the URL:                               http://www.martinlutherking.org/
Personal page or site?    Site                     - or %, of users, members, or people       248,889
What type of domain is it?                        Com org/net edu gov/mil/us
Stormfront Inc.                                   non-US ___________
Appropriate for the content?    No                other
Published by entity that makes sense?             Publisher of Domain Name entity
No                                                Stormfront Inc.
Does it correspond to the name of the
site? No
Scan the perimeter of page, looking for answers to these questions
Who wrote the page? Stormfront Inc                E-mail Name:
Dated?     No                                     Date ____None___________ Current enough
Credentials on this subject? None                 Evidence?
(Truncate back the URL is not useful              Communist view on the subject of Martin Luther King Jr.
links)
Look for these indicators of quality
Source well documented?               No
Complete? If 2nd hand information, is 2nd hand information that is altered
it not altered or forged?
Links to more resources? Do they                  Some work, others don’t
work?
Other viewpoints? Bias?                           Very Bias
What do others say?
Who links to it? Wikipedia, Free                  Many or few?    173
Republic, etc.                                    Opinions of it? Biased, not very good reviews, communist
Hint: in Google search.                           view on Martin Luther King Jr.
Link:all.or.part.of.url
Is the page rated well in a directory?            No, not at all in fact it isn’t even rated
http://lii.org or http://infomine.urc.edu
or http://about.com
Look up the author in Google
Does it all add up?                               It all adds up I mean the author is a communist group
Why was the page put on the Web?                   Inform, facts, data Explain Persuade Sell Entice
                                                  Share/disclose
                                                   Other:
Possibly ironic? Satire or parody?                Mostly Satire

BOTTOM LINE: Is the web page as good as (or better than) what you could find in
journal articles or other published literature that is not on the free, general web?
This page is a perfect example of biased information and what not to use when trying to
find facts on a certain subject. After going through the website it was easy to tell just by
how it was set up and the fact that certain links didn’t work that it wasn’t a reliable source
at all. This website was meant to share a communist view on the subject of Martin
Luther King Jr. and that is it.
The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley
                                Web Page Evaluation Checklist

Title of Page you re evaluating
1. Look at the URL:                               http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/special/mlk/
Personal page or site?    Site                     - or %, of users, members, or people     44%
What type of domain is it? News                   Com org/net edu gov/mil/us
Source                                            non-US ___________
Appropriate for the content? Yes                  other
Published by entity that makes sense?             Publisher of Domain Name entity
Yes
Does it correspond to the name of the             Seattle Times
site?    Yes
Scan the perimeter of page, looking for answers to these questions
Who wrote the page?                               E-mail Name: Seattle Times Company
Dated?     2007                                   Date ________2007_______ Current enough Yes
Credentials on this subject? Yes                  Evidence?
(Truncate back the URL is not useful              lii.org ranks this site very high
links)
Look for these indicators of quality
Source well documented?               Yes
Complete? If 2nd hand information, is Good information, seems very reliable
it not altered or forged?
Links to more resources? Do they                  Yes, and they all work
work?
Other viewpoints? Bias?                           Mainly just facts, no viewpoints
What do others say?
Who links to it? Flickr, Google,                  Many or few?     14,638
Wikipedia, ask, etc.                              Opinions of it? Very well laid out, with a lot of good
Hint: in Google search.                           information and ranked very well in lii.org
Link:all.or.part.of.url
Is the page rated well in a directory?            Rated very well, one of the top 10
http://lii.org or http://infomine.urc.edu
or http://about.com
Look up the author in Google
Does it all add up?                               Yes
Why was the page put on the Web?                   Inform, facts, data Explain Persuade Sell Entice
                                                  Share/disclose
                                                   Other:
Possibly ironic? Satire or parody?                Mainly Just Facts

BOTTOM LINE: Is the web page as good as (or better than) what you could find in
journal articles or other published literature that is not on the free, general web?
This website is a great example of what to look for when you need facts to back up your
opinions or just need to learn about a certain subject. It is also ranked very well on
reliable sources that rank pages and it has links that work and the layout is very
professional all pointing the way to a good source!
The Teaching Library, University of California, Berkeley

				
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