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How to evaluate a web site

I found this page over on the UC Berkeley Library site describing a set of steps to use in evaulating web pages - how to determine whether the information on the page should be trusted. The guide offers a list of suggested questions to ask, and the implications associated with the answer to those questions.

This can help you develop a critical eye when visiting a web page.

This can be helpful when you visit a web site. Topics include:

  • What can the URL tell you?
  • Scanning the perimeter to look for hints
  • Indicators of quality information
  • What do others say?
  • Does it all add up?

Well worth a read, if you ever find yourself looking at a web page and wondering "is this for real?"