There are a few things you should consider when evaluating a website's credibility that you normally don't worry about with books and articles:
Spelling and Grammar
Type of Website
Use these tricks to look for news articles and government, university, and organization websites and info.
Use site: immediately before a site type like .gov, .org, or .edu to prioritize results from that domain type.
Use site: immediately before the website address you want to search to search only for results from within that site.
Use - directly before a word to get results that don't include that term.
Ex. macaroni -cheese (for results on just macaroni, without mention of cheese)
Use .. between two years to set a date range for your results.
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When looking at websites and determining whether or not a website is "good," there are 5 different aspects you should consider. For this class, we will use the CRAAP test.
(The CRAAP test comes from California State University, Chico. The original worksheet can be found here:http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf)
Currency: the timeliness of information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content
Purpose: the reason the information exists