Course Materials Using the Internet @ the Reference Desk

Evaluate the web sites for the following

  • Is it easier to use the print or the web version to answer questions quickly?
  • How hard is it to find the web site? (is it buried in another site?
  • Is there a source for the information?
  • How current is the information? (what date was the site updated?)

Evaluation criteria:

  • Currency
  • Accuracy of information
  • Authorship or Authority
  • Access and ease of navigation
  • Who are we? and What do we do?
  • Help screens
  • Links to and from the site