These five criteria are useful for assessing the quality of a site as a resource, as well as evaluating the quality of a site's content. They come from the following college library sites: Evaluation Criteria from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources and Cornell University Library's Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages.
1. Is the information accurate?
2. Who is the author and what are his/her credentials?
3. How objective is the source?
4. How current is the information?
5. How extensive is the coverage of information?
The criteria below are loosely taken from http://www.worldbestwebsites.com/ judging criteria, which has a five star points system for determining the "best" sites on the Web.
1. How universally accessible is the site?
2. Is the site well-designed?
3. Does the site contain high quality content?
Use the Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Information listed above: accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage.
4. Are Internet technologies fully utilized?
5. How original/creative is the site?
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