Evaluating Web Pages
Note: An "updated date" on a web page does not necessarily mean the information was updated...it could just mean a typo was fixed.
The unfiltered, free-form nature of the Web presents unique challenges to determining the credibility of the sources you find. Anyone can create a website with anything they want. The overall quality and types of bias that you find on a site are often, but not always, related to the domain.
- Educational site
- Information from an educational institution
- Example: ess.uci.edu
- Government site
- Information from government agencies
- Example: ecosystems.usgs.gov