Before using information from a website ask yourself …
- Who has written the webpage? There should be an author clearly shown at the bottom of at least the home page.
- What are the aims of the site?
- Does the site achieve its aims?
- Is the site relevant to me? Is it aimed at my age group and level? Is the information presented relevant to my studies.
- Can the information be checked?
- How old is the site? There should be a date on the home page.
- Is the information biased in any way? Does it only present one side of an argument or only one person’s opinion?
- Does the site give you choice, advice, present other ideas?
Source: QUality Information cheCKlist online http://www.avon.k12.ct.us/enrichment/Enrich/quickgr4-0.htm [accessed 28/09/2010] not longer available.
Don’t forget to cite all websites used in your research. You will need to check on the relevent Referencing guide for advice on how to do this.