Web Resource Evaluation Guides

Researching a topic involves not only finding material on the topic, but also critically evaluating that material by such criteria as authority, currency, objectivity and accuracy.


One of the services libraries provide for researchers is critically evaluating materials by these criteria before putting them in the library collection.

The World Wide Web has made it possible for researchers to access vast amounts of information not available in libraries, but not all of the information on the internet has been critically evaluated, so it becomes the researcher's responsibility to critically evaluate web based information.

These web sites provide guides and tips for critically evaluating information found on the World Wide Web:

Colorado State University Libraries Guide to Evaluating Web Pages
Evaluating Web Pages
Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Evaluating WWW Resources