The Five W’s Of Web Site Evaluation
Who:
Who wrote the pages and are they an expert?
Is a biography of the author included?
How can you find out more about the author?
What:
What does the author say is the purpose of the site?
What else might the author have in mind for the site?
What makes the site easy to use?
When:
When was the site created? When was the site last updated?
Where:
Where does the information come from?
Where can I look to find out more about the producer/sponsor?
Why:
Why is the information useful for my purpose?
Why should I use this information?
Why is the page better than another?


Excellent sources for evaluating websites!!
http://teacherstech.wikispaces.com/file/view/Five+criteria+for+evaluating+Web+pages.pdf
http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/webcrit.html


Now you try!!
Look at the following list of websites. Which ones are hoaxes? Which ones are useful? Which ones would you reject for your research?
1. Aspartame
2. Burger King Burger
3. Civil War Facts
4. Team 6D's Website
5. The Jackalope Conspiracy
6.CobblestoneOnline
7. Mankato, MN
8. Mayan Kids
9. Pet Friendly Vacations
10. Mythology
11. Dihydrogen Monoxide
12. The Flat Earth Society
12. Google Technology
13. Ben's Guide to U. S. Government
14. Homework Relief Center
15. Spaghetti Tree
16. Ligers