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Why Evaluate Websites
For two very critical reasons:
- Anyone can create a website and put anything on the web.
- Unlike traditional print sources (like newspapers), editors or fact-checkers do not check the facts in web resources to ensure their accuracy. It is up to you to evaluate the accuracy of a website.
Below is a link to the West Campus Library's MLA citation guide online. For additional assistance with citing websites in MLA format, consult your class textbooks, your professor, and librarians.
Website Evaluation - ABC3 Method
Is the author of the information an authority on the topic?
Does the author of the information have ulterior motives besides informing me on a topic?
Does the webpage have spelling or grammatical errors? Is the site easily navigable? Does the site look professional?
Can I find the same facts repeated in different sources?
Is the information the latest available on the topic?