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C RITERIA FOR EVALUATING WEB SITES Accuracy Did the information come from a reliable source? How would you verify the information presented? Are there references/citations that can be checked to verify the accuracy of the information? a bibliography? Is the information consistent with other sources you’ve read on the topic? Are there editors and fact-checkers for the source? Is contact information provided for them? Authority/Credibility Who is the author/producer of the information? Is the producer a scholarly organization or association? An educational institution? What are the credentials or background of the author/producer of the information? Is the relationship between the sponsor/host for the page and the author/producer clear? What is the nature of the relationship (employee/employer? member/association? CEO/company)? Is any information offered about the author/producer/sponsor in the form of an “About,” page or FAQ?
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