Marymount California University Library

PSY 348: Writing for the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Evaluating Web Pages

There are various methods for evaluating web pages. See the link at the bottom for a detailed method. Here's a brief one.

Quick Checklist (from Info-People):

Authority -

Who is the author of the piece?

Affiliation -

What institution (company, organization, government, university, etc.) or Internet provider supports this information?

Currency -

When was the information created or last updated?

Purpose -

What appears to be the purpose for this information?  Inform, Explain, Persuade.

Audience -

Who is the intended audience?

Compared to what? -

What does this work/site offer compared to other works, including non-Internet works?

If you need more help evaluating websites, check out the Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages.

Web Sites


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