Click here for information about your evaluating websites
URL -Uniform Resource Locator The address to a resource on the Internet. The domain name consists of two parts. The first part is usually the organization's name.The second part tells the searcher what type of organization the site is.
Hint- When using .com or .org scrutinize the site carefully.
Domain names can be restricted or unrestricted
Restricteddomains require the website to meet certain requirements. For example .edu must be an accredited educational institution.
Unrestricted domains such as .org, .com, can be used by anyone
Click on the words in BOLD for further information.
RelevancyIs the information relevant to the question at hand? Am I on the right track? Is the information suitable to my age and beliefs? Is it too easy or too hard?
AccuracyCheck the information against other sources. Is the information similar? Is it free from spelling mistakes or other errors?
Objectivity/BiasWhy was this information written? Was it written to inform, persuade, entertain, or sell me something?
CurrencyIs the information up to date? Look at the (C) date. How old is the information?
AuthorityWho is the author of the information? What are his or her qualifications? Is it a scientist writing about global warming? Is the author an expert?
URL/Domain Check the website's address. The first part is usually the organization's name, the second part tells the searcher what type of organization the site is. Some sites are more reliable than others.