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ENGL 201 - Markossian - Spring 2024: Evaluating Websites

Printable Check Lists

Download and print one or both of these check lists as a guide in your website evaluation:


Provided by New York Institute of Technology
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Provided by Saint Joseph's University
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Evaluating Websites/Online Resources

Evaluating Websites

Quick Check List

Don't have time to fill out a worksheet?  Here's a quick list of questions to ask yourself before taking information from a site:


  • Who wrote the page?
  • Is contact information for the author(s) available?
  • What is the purpose of the Website?


  • Who published the document?
  • Check the domain (.edu, .org, .com).
  • Does the author list any credentials?


  • Determine if any bias exists (i.e. is this an advertisement, or an organization with a motive?)
  • What are the goals of the Website?


  • When was the Website published?
  • Are there any dead links?
  • Is the content outdated?


  • Are the links relevant to the topic?
  • Do you need any special software or a paid subscription to view the information?