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?"