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Website Evaluation  

This guide will provide some pointers to use when evaluating websites.
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014 URL: http://newpaltz.libguides.com/websiteevaluation Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is the Purpose of the Website and is it Clearly Stated?

Breadth:

  • Are all aspects of the subject covered?
  • Does the site present an historical or contextual framework for the topic?

Depth:

  • How detailed is the information?
  • Are the sources of the information identified?  Could you access the sources they used?

Timely:

  • How frequently is the site updated?
  • When was the last update?
  • Who is responsible for updating the website?  Do you have an email link to report errors or problems?

Audience:

  • Who are the intended users?
  • Does the content meet the audience's informational needs?
 


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