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Drama: 54-281: Foundations of Drama II: 20th Century Productions: Evaluate a web site

Some questions to ask when evaluating a web site
 

Authority

What is the SOURCE of the information?

Who created the site and information on the site?

What are her/his/ their credentials?

Is there an institutional affiliation?

Is the author qualified to present information on this topic?  


Accuracy     

How accurate/credible is the information provided?

Is the content the original creation of the author?

Is information taken from other sources and properly credited?

Have you checked the information provided against other reliable sources
to provide credibility to your research?


Objectivity

Is the information fact or opinion?

Is there evidence of bias?

Is the information essentially for advertisement or promotional purposes?
 

Currency

When was the information published?

Is the information current or outdated?
 

Coverage

How comprehensive is the information?

Does the information summarize or reproduce                                
information available elsewhere?

Questions?

Mo Dawley
Art and Drama Librarian

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Art Library and Special Collections
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