What is a Web page?
A Web page is an online source of any length.
A Web page appears in many formats.
What is a Web site?
All the Web pages within one domain are called a Web site.
What is the difference between a Web Project and a Web site?
A Web Project is a section of a Web site that has:
How do I evaluate the author?
The author's expertise and credentials should relate to your subject. A credible contributor might:
How do I evaluate the publisher?
Why would this organization publish this information?
Tip: Read the "About" page.
Is recent information important for my topic?
Information on science, current events and living people changes rapidly. What is the publication date?
How do I fact-check the information?
Who does the author link to, quote, or reference?
How strong is the evidence?
Corroborate the facts
How do I evaluate the credibility of the author's argument?
What is the author's purpose (e.g., persuade, inform, describe)? How do you know?
How does this source fit?
Where do I find the citation elements?
Which URL should I use?
Test your URL in a different browser (e.g., Firefox vs. Chrome) to verify that it is stable.
Don't evaluate your source by the URL.