Web Literacy

Welcome to the library's web page for web evaluation. The guides and links below will help you evaluate web sites.

Yeats Libraries' Quick Reference Guide to Web Literacy

Intute's Internet Detective Free Internet Tutorial

This helps you to be more discerning when using the internet for your college work.

Berkeley's Web Evaluation Document

This guide to web evaluation brings you through five main steps to web evaluation.

  1. What can the URL tell you?
  2. Who wrote the page?
  3. Look for indicators of quality information.
  4. What do others say?
  5. Does it all add up?

New Mexico State University's Guide to Web Evaluation

This guide lists the following things to look out for when evaluating a website:

  1. Authority
  2. Accuracy
  3. Objectivity
  4. Currency
  5. Coverage

Cornell's guide to Web Evaluation

This guide lists the following things to look out for when evaluating a website:

  1. Initial appraisal
  2. Content analysis

Advanced Google Searching

Google Guide is an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and everyone in between. Written by Nancy Blachman.

Safari

Open University's information literacy tutorial.