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           • Accuracy
           • Authority
          • Objectivity
           • Currency
           • Coverage

•Who wrote the page and   Make sure author provides e-
can you contact him or    mail or a contact
her?                      address/phone number.

•What is the purpose of   Know the distinction between
the document and why      author and Webmaster.
was it produced?
                             The information is error free.
•Is there an editor or
someone listed who
verifies information?
Who published the            What credentials are
document and is it           listed for the authors?
separate from the
                            Where is the document
Check the domain of the published? Check URL

document, what             domain. Look at the
institution publishes this domain. .edu,.com,
document?        , .org, .net

Does the publisher list     Look for a header or
his or her qualifications?   footer showing affiliation.

What goals/objectives    Determine if page is a
does this page meet?      mask for advertising; if
                          so information might be
How detailed is the      biased.
What opinions (if any)   View any Web page as
are expressed by the      you would an infomercial
author?                   on television. Ask
                          yourself why was this
                          written and for whom?
Does the information
show a minimum of bias?
                             How many dead links are on the
   When was it produced?    Are the links current or updated

                             Is the information on the page
   When was it updated'
                             Publication or revision dates are
   How up-to-date are the   not always listed
links (if any)?              The date listed could mean one

                             of the following
                                 •When the material was first
                                 •When the material was first
                                 placed on the web.
                             When the material was last

Are the links (if any)             If page requires special software
evaluated and do they               to view the information, how
complement the documents'           much are you missing if you don't
                                    have the software?

                                    Is it free or is there a fee, to
Is it all images or a balance      obtain the information?
of text and images?
Is the information presented       Is there an option for text only,
cited correctly?                    or frames, or a suggested
                                    browser for better viewing?

   What topics are covered?
                                    Sometimes web information is
                                    “just for fun”, a hoax, or
What does the page offer           someone’s personal expression
that others don’t?                  that may be of interest to no one
                                    or plain outright silliness.

   How in depth is the material?

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