Ask yourself questions as you evaluate the information you find on the Web and consider it for use in your projects:

Please do not write on this version, make a copy for yourself to record your answers on.

Source

Who is the author?

What are his or her credentials?

Do you feel he or she is qualified to write on this topic?

Is he or she the creator of the information? (If not, what are his or her sources?)

Can you defend this source to your teacher?

        

   

Affiliation/Bias/Purpose

 Is the page associated with an institution, company, university, government agency or other organization?

Have you ever heard of the organization?  Find out more about it. Is it well respected?

Could the author's affiliation with the organization mean that there is bias in this writing?

Who is the intended audience?

  What is the purpose of this Web page? Can you defend this source to your teacher?

Content

Does the information appear to be accurate? Can you verify that it is accurate?

Is this information really useful for your project?

Can you defend this source to your teacher?

Currency

When was this information on this page created?

When was it last updated?

Are times and dates important in the type of sources you are using?

Can you defend this source to your teacher?