Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation
Categorizes problematic sites and gives many examples of each type. Ends with a section which points to sites which give people accurate information as well as warnings about hoaxes and half-true stories.
Checklist for the Evaluation of Information
Printable form with hyperlinks to explanations of the criteria used, namely authority, content and scope, design and functionality.
Critically Analyzing Information Sources
Principles applicable to physical information sources as well as web-based ones.
Evaluating Credibility of Information on the Internet
An essay that considers peer review, author's credentials, writing style, and plausibility of information.
Evaluating Internet Research Sources
Guidelines for evaluating Internet sources, including a checklist to help assure credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and supported claims.
Questions to ask and tips for looking for authoritative information on the internet.
Evaluating Quality on the Net
Criteria and indicators for evaluating information found on sites, their quality, and reliability.
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask
Includes checklist form (PDF) that can be used to analyze web sites and pages.
Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
Checklists, instructions, tools and links to legal and factual research.
Evaluating the Quality of Web Sites
Short page covering some basic points: Who is responsible? Is the URL appropriate? Who do they link to? Who links to them? Use common sense.
Exemplary Practices in Teaching Web Evaluation
Presentation given in 1998. Covers why evaluation of web resources is necessary, and gives criteria for scrutinizing web materials. Provides links to many related and supporting sites.
Getting It Right: Verifying Sources on the Net
LLRX.com article providing strategies and tools to assist in evaluating Website content.
How To Evaluate A Web Site
Checklists and sample sites, from LLRX.com.
Misinformation Through the Internet
2001 academic conference proceedings; includes summaries (abstracts) of the accepted papers.
Producing Quality Web Page Content
Article explains how to give a web page content the mark of quality. Conversely, it helps point out what to look for in a quality site.
Publishers Wanted, No Experience Necessary: Information Quality on the Web
Research librarian elaborates on five characteristics of superior web sites: timeliness, expediency, accuracy, objectivity, and authenticity
The Good, The Bad And The Useless: Evaluating Internet Resources
Judith Edwards discusses three main aspects in the evaluation of Web resources; access, quality, and ease of use.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
Contains evaluation criteria with examples that can be used by educators. Gives suggestions for successful Internet assignments.
The Internet Guide to Construction of Quality Online Resources
By Dr. T.Matthew Ciolek. Online resources relevant for evaluation, development and administration of high quality factual/scholarly networked information systems.
UBC Library - Criteria for Evaluating Internet Resources
Checklist with "So What?" buttons to clarify why you'd want to have an answer to the various questions.
Using a Web Site With Your Classes
Looks at what teachers need consider before sharing a web site with students in their classrooms.
Created by a library media specialist, contains guides for rating the curriculum content and graphic design of web sites.
Web Page Evaluation Checklist
PDF document intended to be printed to use as a quick tool for page evaluation.