Here is some things that you can use to identify a good website, you don’t need to do the entire thing tho. My teacher gave us this assignment to figure out if some websites were reliable
|1. Can you tell if the site is fact or opinion? (If the information seems one-sided, or biased, you will have to go elsewhere to hear the other side of the issue.)
|2. Is the site free of advertising?
|3. If there are ads, is it easy to tell the difference between ads and content?
|4. Is the site sponsored by any organizations?
|5. Is it clear who the site is for? (for example, college students or young children)
|6. Is the tone calm and fair? (Sites that are mean and angry may not be good sources of information.)
|7. Is the site open to everyone? (no age requirements, fees, passwords, or registration)
|8. Is the site’s domain .edu, .org, or .gov? (If you see a ~ in the URL, it may be a personal site, not an official site.)
|9. Is the author identified by name?
|10. Is the place the author works or the organization he/she belongs to given?
|11. Is the author’s biography provided, and does he/she have credentials related to the subject of the site?
|12. Has the author or site received any respected awards?
|13. Was this site recommended by a site you trust? (for example, by a homework help site)
|14. Are sources given for statistics?
|15. Can the author be contacted if you have questions? (by email, street address, or phone number)16. Is the site free of spelling, typographical, and grammatical errors?
|17. Does the site have enough information for your research?
|18. Is most of the information on the site useful for your research? (If not, it may be hard to find what you need.)
|19. Can you find the date the article, page, or site was created?
|20. Can you find the date it was last revised?
|21. Do all the links lead to active pages? (no dead links)
|22. Can you understand the text?
|23. Is the type easy to see?
|24. Do the titles and headings give a clear idea of the content?
|25. Are there photos, maps, charts, or other illustrations that help you understand the information?
|26. Is there a site map?
|27. Is there a tool for searching the site?
|28. Is there a “what’s new” feature?
|29. Are links labeled clearly?
|30. Do pages load quickly?