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Website Evaluation

CCREDIBILITY : Who is the author? What are his or her credentials?


AACCURACY: Can facts, statistics, or other information be verified through other sources? Based on your knowledge, does the information seem accurate?


RRELIABILITY: Does the source present a particular view or bias?


RRELEVANCE: Does this information directly support my hypothesis/thesis or help to answer my question?


DDATE: When was this information created? When was it revised? Are these dates meaningful in terms of the subject matter?


SSOURCES BEHIND THE TEXT: Did the author use reliable, credible sources?


SSCOPE: Does this source address my hypothesis/thesis/question in a comprehensive or peripheral way? Is it a scholarly or popular treatment?

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