Evaluating Internet Pages for Research (written
by Mrs. Janet Johns)
In order to use the Internet Page found, one of the three sets of criteria
must be met and documented below.
1. Who is the author?
Why can I use this author's information?___________________________________________________
What are the author's credentials?
Does the author include an address? (this is NOT the webmaster)
2. If the web site does not have an author what
makes the site an authority or what is source of the information?
Experience in the area?
Cited in other sources?
Cites a bibliography
Sponsored by a recognized authority (Nasa, White House,
Primary Source (autobiography, letters, historical documents)
Recognized known non-primary source (Newspapers,
News magazines, Television news, On-line Encyclopedias)
3. Has the site been reviewed by a "content"
reviewing agency? __________________________________________
If so what reviewing agency? ___________________________________________