The Internet is part of our lives and we all use it - we depend on the Internet for all kinds of information: what is playing at the local cinema, what the weather will be tomorrow, finding the best route to a friend's, etc.
For college and university Internet use is more tricky. You need to be able to defend a web page if you use it in your research. The criteria to the right is intended to help you in that process.
But it isn't always easy to determine a good web page even with the criteria checked off! The following examples meet the requirements and yet they are phony:
Dihydrogen Monoxide Research Division (DMRD) was created by a middle school student as a science project. It has all the correct bells and whistles. Can you figure out what is wrong with it?
Pets or Food - haven't figured out who is responsible for this one.
The Ova Prima Foundation tackles the question: what came first, the chicken or the egg.
|Evaluation of Web documents||How to interpret the basics|
|1. Accuracy of Web Documents
|2. Authority of Web Documents
|3. Objectivity of Web Documents
|4. Currency of Web Documents
|5. Coverage of the Web Documents
|Putting it all together