Credibility or Reliability (1.Who Is The Author, 2.Is The Information…
Credibility or Reliability
1.Who Is The Author
2.Is The Information Accurate
3.Is There Bias
When was it made?
Do you get a lot of error messages when you click on the links?
Is the author's name listed?
check at the bottom of the home page or click the about us link
Is there a link to the author email address?
.gov .org .edu and .net are reliable websites and .com is not
Does the author let you know where their information is?
Look for a list of sources or references
does anyone else say the same thing
You should check other sources
who wrote the site?
what is the purpose of the web page?
Are they trying to sell you something?
Is it a commercial site?
Do they want to make money?
Look for .gov, .org, .edu or .net
Is the site too old for the information to be trusted?
How do you find out when a website was made?
Look for a date on the site
Do the links work?
Who wrote the site