Answered By: Anthony Anderson
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2016     Views: 79

There are many things you can look for in a website to evaluate reliability. Try asking yourself these questions:

  • Currency - Is the site up-to-date, or might there be newer sites that contradict, expand, or support this one?
  • Relevancy - Is this site relevant to your topic or question?
  • Accuracy - Is this site accurate? Is it logical and does it make sense to me, or are there internal contradictions? Does it link or refer to its own sources?
  • Authority - Who is the creator of the site? Have they added any biases to the information presented? Are they a reputable or well-respected person in the subject area?
  • Purpose - What is the purpose of this site? Is it intended to educate, inform, or sell?

For evaluating all types of information you may want to take our Evaluating Sources tutorial.

Related Topics

Contact Us

Please give an e-mail address so we know where to send your answer. We will not share it.
Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.