Evaluating Websites

  • website is a group of webpages that often contain information that are made available by an individual, a company, or an organization. Be careful when using websites as sources of information!


    Watch out for the TRAAP!      


    Timeliness (the "newness" of the information; When was the information published?; © date)

    Relevance (the importance of the information to you; Does the source help you answer your questions?; Is it too advanced? Or too basic?)

    Authority (the source of the information; Who is the author? Are they an expert on the topic?)

    Accuracy (the reliability and correctness of the information; Who published the information? .com, .gov, .edu, .net, .K12, . org, .mil)

    Purpose (the reason the information was created; Was the information published to inform, entertain, persuade, sell? Is more than one perspective given?)



    For more information on evalutating websites go to:    https://eduscapes.com/tap/topic32.htm