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Counseling and Careers: Web Sites

This is a resource guide for counseling students.

Evaluating Web Sites

Be careful to evaluate your sources using the following criteria:

ACCURACY

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

AUTHORITY

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

OBJECTIVITY

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

CURRENCY

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  • Is the content outdated?

COVERAGE

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

Suggested Websites

Suggested websites to help with career planning.