Annotated Links: Web Evaluation Tutorials

Help us grow this resource! These pages contain links to web resources that many find useful in bringing 21st Century Information Fluency skills into the classroom. If you have suggestions for additional sites (or if any of these sites are not working) please write us:

Current advice for elderly readers and their caregivers that covers a wide range of potential online information pitfalls, including COVID-19 vaccination scams, Social Security scams and Stimulus check scams and how to identify them.
Alexander and Tate offer a number of checklists for different kinds of websites. They offer advice for reviewing everything from personal websites to news sites and advocacy websites. Extensive links to example websites and several PowerPoint presentations are available.
Here's another fine tutorial by master librarian Joe Barker of the University of California, Berkeley. This tutorial offers 5 tips for evaluating a website.Each tip is explained in depth. This is an exceptional resource.
The Illinois School Library Media Association offers five key components of a valuable web site: authority, accuracy, objectivity, coverage, and currency.
The American Library Association provides selection criteria for 'Great Sites'. This document recommends four evaluation points: authorship/sponsorship, purpose, design/stability, and content.
Robert Harris' Evaluating Internet Research Sources includes the CARS four step checklist: credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and support.
Six steps to evaluating a web page. Basic questions are written for beginners. Explanations are more detailed.
Kathy Schrock is perhaps the best known 'cybrarian' in the world. Her comprehensive site contains links for a variety of web resources. Schrock's subject index of critical evaluation information is a top choice for classroom use.
10 guidelines for building the credibility of a web site. These guidelines are based on three years of research that included over 4,500 people. May be useful for investigating the credibility of websites.
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