CRITERIA - Authority
- Who is responsible for the webpage, Organization or Author?
- Organization or Author considered to be experts in the field.
- Look for > About us button or Link
- Look for > Authors credentials
CRITERIA - Accuracy
- Look for > Reference list/links (are the links active and correct)
- Look for > Can you verify the information of statements presented in other sources?
CRITERIA - Objectivity
- Who is sponsoring the page?
- Look for > .edu, .org, .gov, .mil website
- Look for > About us button
- Look for > Mission statement
- Look for > What else has the author written?
CRITERIA - Currency
- Look for > Copyright Date (bottom of the page)
- Look for > Date of webpage
- Look for > Date of material listed in the reference list
- Look for > Date of material linked to
CRITERIA - Coverage
- How much information does the webpage contain?
- Is there enough material to include in your research paper?
CRITERIA - Scope
- Is there introductory or summary information describing the site?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Is the information presented appropriately for the audience?
Superintendent of documents classification system (; classification systems used by state governments
Online public access catalog
Library of congress subject heading; Library of congress classification system; 21 broad categories used
Terms used and phrases used to organize library materials consistently
Subject headings are divided into __________
Dewey decimal system; 10 broad categories used; Designed by Melville Dewey (1876)
Standards used to determine if a website is appropriate for your research needs