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Evaluating Web Sites: Tips from Colleges and Universities
What do others say?: Checking a Web Site's Reputation
Alexa: The Web Information Company
Learn about a Web site's traffic details, related links, and contact/ownership information for the domain name.
Add Earlham College under "Library Links" (within Settings) to access content within library database subscriptions. Google Scholar can also be used for citation searching - look for the "Cited By" link beneath the description of the article/item.
Use Google to find out what other sites link to the one you are evaluating as well as more about the sponsoring company, organization, or individual who created the site.
Resources for teaching website evaluation
Want to walk your students through the evaluation process? Try Evaluation Wizard. From here, students can select criteria such as author, objectivity, and accuracy and then will be prompted with a series of questions they can apply to the specific website they are evaluating.
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