Website Evaluation Assessment
Answer all questions and click SUBMIT when done. - Mrs. Santillo
LAST name; FIRST name
1. The terms CONTEMPORARY and UP-TO-DATE refer to a Website's:
2. Why it important to evaluate a Website's currency?
Old information could be incomplete and/or incorrect.
If the site is free, the information will likely be biased.
If you can't find the date, MLA rules do not allow you to use the information.
Doing so keeps you up-to-date on technology trends.
3. Your group has selected the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as a research topic. As you are researching, you find a great Website about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge created by a man named Paul Brown who claims to work for the refuge. What should your next step be?
Add the information you find about the Refuge to your research report.
Verify that Paul Brown is affiliated with the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Discuss the appropriateness of the information with the members of your group.
4. You are responsible for writing a paper on the production of electricity in your state. Which resource is most likely to have objective information?
The electric company that sets the rates for your electricity.
The online newspaper, The Greenworks Gazette.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (
5. You need to find reliable information about treatments available for headaches and plan to use information from a Website you found. What is the most important thing to think about as you decide whether or not the Website information is reliable?
How current is the information on the Website?
What experience does the author of the information have?
Who publishes the Website?
All of the above.
6. You want to use this information in your research paper on cloning - "Most disturbing of all, some researchers want to use cloning to create human beings solely for experimentation and destruction. They purpose to supply genetically matched tissues for treating various diseases by making human embryos from patients' body cells, then dissecting these developing embryos for their 'spare parts'. Some even speak of growing genetically altered 'headless' or 'brainless' human clones as organ farms." - What is your next step after reading this information?
Write your paper.
Plan your search strategy.
Verify the accuracy of the information.
Define your topic.
7. If you are evaluating a Website's COVERAGE, which do you NOT examine until you've determined the coverage is good?
The depth of the material.
If the Website offers information that is not found in other Websites or print sources.
If the links are relevant to the topic.
Who created the Website, including his/her background (credentials)
8. Which of the following is the best criterion to use when evaluating a Website?
The Website is produced by a government agency or university.
The Website is recommended by my friends.
The Website is listed at the top of a Google search.
The Website is cited by Wikipedia.
9. Often the Web page title will alert a researcher to bias. Based on the following Web page title, indicate the likelihood of bias in the page information -"Giving up on Democracy: Why Term Limits are Bad for America".
Web page information is most likely biased.
Web page information is most likely unbiased.
10. The "last updated" date for a Web site on cancer research is "January 2007". Would you use it for your research paper?
Yes, without hesitation.
No, it's too old.
Maybe. I'd want to check the facts I plan to use on another, current Website.
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google.
Terms of Service