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Evaluating Websites: Evaluating Criteria

Evaluating Criteria

  1. Authority: Who wrote it and where did the information come from? Check webpage purpose and scope.
  2. Accuracy: How accurate is the information?
  3. Currency: How current is the information?
  4. Objectivity: How objective is the information?
  5. Coverage: Is the webpage complete and is information presented in a complete manner? Has the webpage met its objectives?

Cornell University's guide to evaluating web pages