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LRC Created by Yin Doran

Web Information Evaluation Checklist

1. Research the information on the web e.g. Google, Finding Dulcinea or Dogpile
2. Use this Checklist to evaluate the search results

Title of page you are evaluating: Title of page you are evaluating:

1. Authority
Personal page or site? □ ~ or %, or users, members □ ~ or %, or users, members
or people or people
What is the domain? □ com □ org/net □ edu □ gov □ com □ org/net □ edu □gov
□ other: □ other:
Who is the author?
Is the author’s email address □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
included?
What can you find out about
the author?
• Enter the author’s
name in a search
engine
What clues did you get?
What do you know about this
organization?

2. Reliability
Links to more resources? □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
Do they work? □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
Any reputable authors or □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
organizations link to the page
you are evaluating?
Sources well documented? □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
Bibliography included? □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
Compared the sources and □ Yes □ No □ Yes □ No
any contradictions?
3. Timeliness
When was the site updated? Date: ________________ Date: ________________
Current enough? □ Current enough? □
4. Objectivity
Why was the page put on the □ Inform, facts, data □ Explain □ Inform, facts, data □ Explain
web? □ Persuade □ Sell □ Share □ Persuade □ Sell □ Share
□ other: □ other:
Other viewpoints? Bias?

Reference:
Barker, J. 2002. Web Page Evaluation Checklist. [online] [cited on 31 Jan 2010] University of
Berkeley.<http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/EvalForm_General_Barker.pdf>
Shambles S.E. Asia. [online] [cited on 28 Jan 2010] <www.shambles.net>

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