Evaluating a Source: Check-List

Who wrote it? ** Do I need it? ** Why Should I believe it?

Directions: Use this Check List to help you evaluate whether the website, book, or other resource will help you with your research

Who Wrote It?

___ I can find the name of the organization that created the website.

___ The organization is reliable. Name of Organization _____________

___ Website ends in .org, .edu, .gov. and is not a Blog or personal website

___ There is an author. Name of Author __________________

Do I Need It?

___ The site has information that answers my question(s).

___ The site is too hard to read.

___ The site is too easy.

___ I can find information faster in a book.

Why Should I Believe It?

___ Date of source/website ______. (Should be at least @2000)

___ Author or organization credited their sources.

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