Evaluating Websites

Website evaluation

 

Things to look for:

  • What does the URL end with (.com, .gov, .org)?
  • Does it list an author or copyright information?
  • Does it cite any sources used?
  • Does it give contact information?
  • Is it biased?

 

 

Visit www.fruitcakesociety.org  

Is this a real website or a hoax website? Based on your criteria, what makes you decide that?

 

 

Visit www.malepregnancy.com

Is this a real website or a hoax website? Based on your criteria, what makes you decide that?

 

 

Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Gonzales  

Who is the author of this page and what are their credentials?

 

 

Now visit www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/batgonframe.htm  

Who is the author of this page and what are their credentials?

 

 

Which of these pages about the Battle of Gonzales is a more reliable source?