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Content Based Website Evaluation

URL: __________________________________________________________________

 Title: __________________________________________________________________

 Site Author: ____________________________________________________________

 Date of Site or Last Revision: _____________________________________________

 Who owns the Web site?

 Is it affiliated with an organization or institution or does an individual own the site?  

_________________________________________________________________

 What is the purpose of the Web site?

Is it to entertain, persuade, educate, or sell?

 Explain: ___________________________________________________________

 Who is the author of the information?

What is the authors expertise on the subject?  Is the authors education or position provided?  Is contact information for the author provided?

 _________________________________________________________________

 How recent is the information?

When was the site last updated? _______________________________________

 What is the quality of the information?

How is the information organized so that you can find the answers you need reasonably quickly?

 ________________________________________________________________________

 Is the information clearly written and grammatically correct? _________

 Does the site contain links to other sites that are appropriate and useful? _______

 Is the information meaningful and useful for your research? ________

Rate the site with the Content Based Web Site Rubric and Explain:

 Layout/Design:          1          2          3          4   _____________________________________

 Information:                1          2          3          4   _____________________________________

 Navigation/Links:      1          2          3          4   _____________________________________

 Credits/Sources:       1          2          3          4   _____________________________________