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Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE): Websites

Evaluating Web Pages

CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATING A WEB PAGE:

  • Identify the author and the author's expertise on the topic.
  • Verify the facts, statistics, or quotes on the web page in another source.
  • Identify the agenda of the page: are they selling something or promoting a point-of-view that benefits them? 
  • Check to see when the page was last updated. If you can't find a date, consider using a different source.

AND IN THE END:

  • Learn to think for yourself and do not rely on gathering other people's opinions posted on the internet. 

Should I use Wikipedia?

A Video about Evaluating Web Sources