College Readiness Skills and Resources: Evaluating Websites

This guide contains resources and tools for high school students, teachers, and librarians related to writing, research and study skills.

Criteria for Evaluating Websites

How do you know if a website is trustworthy?  This page provides links to handouts, resources and tutorials focused on Evaluating Websites.

Can you believe everything on the Internet?

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Websites - How do you know if it is reliable?

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The ABC's of evaluating a website

  • Authority - who is behind the website?
  • Bias - is the information biased?
  • Currency - when was the site updated?
  • Documentation - are the sources cited?

Evaluating Websites

WHO IS??? Find out who is really behind a website . . .

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Test your skills at evaluating websites

Websites: How to evaluate a website

Evaluating Websites: The C.R.A.P. test

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Domain names

Domain names provide a clue as to the reliability of the information available at a website, however, it is not a guarantee of quality and accuracy.

  • Educational Websites--Websites ending in .edu belong to schools and universities.
  • Government Websites--Websites ending in .gov belong to the U.S. government (Federal, State and Local). Information found on these sites are generally considered reliable. Click here for a complete list of U.S. government websites.
  • Corporate and Organization Websites--Websites ending in .com or .org belong to businesses or interest communities.  They are created to influence the viewer, to sell products or ideas.

How to Evaluate a Website

Evaluating Websites   (Oklahoma City Comm. College)

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