The 5 W's of Website Evaluation
Before you use information on the internet, STOP and think:
Who created the site (person OR organization)? Are they an expert?
Site 1: https://sites.google.com/site/allaboutsquirrels/home
What is the purpose of the site? To inform? To entertain? To sell something?
Topic: Clydesdale Horses:
Site 1: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/horses/clydesdale/
Site 2: http://www.equinenow.com/
When was the site created or updated?
Topic: NBA Championship 2018
Site #1: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/08/sports/nba-finals-warriors-cavs.html
Site #2: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/13/sports/basketball/nba-finals-mavericks-defeats-heat-for-first-championship.html?_r=0
Where can I find more information?
Why is this site useful for my research?
Topic: I'm planning a trip to Italy and want to visit Mount Vesuvius. What do visitors need to know?
Site #1: http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/what%E2%80%99s-most-recent-eruption-vesuvius-and-will-it-erupt-again
Site #2: https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/read/articles/visiting-vesuvius-and-pompeii