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Web Literacy

Evaluating websites

Julia Smith

on 13 February 2018

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Web Literacy

Evaluating Websites
who is the author?

what are their qualifications/credentials on this topic?

is the website sponsored or endorsed by an organisation?
how reliable is the information?

does the information cite other sources?

does the information provide enough evidence to support its claim or position?
what is the purpose or point of view of the site?

is the information on the site referenced?

is the information balanced?

is the information current?

what dates are covered by the data?

when was the information last updated?
is the website relevant to your research topic?

who is the information aimed at?


ABCs of web literacy. (2013). Retrieved July 27, 2013, from University of Pennsylvania Libraries: http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/tutorials/webliteracy/weblitintro.html

Evaluating websites. (2012). Retrieved July 27, 2013, from University of Auckland Library: http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/instruct/evaluate.htm

How to evaluate websites. (2009). Retrieved July 27, 2013, from Otago University: http://www.otago.ac.nz/library/pdf/How%20to%20Evaluate%20Websites.pdf

Purcell, K., Buchanan, J., et al. (2013). The impact of digital tools on student writing and how writing is taught in schools. Retrieved July 29, 2013, from Pew Internet & American Life Project: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teachers-technology-and-writing/Main-Report/Part-II.aspx
by Julia Smith
~ Qualified Librarian ~
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