How helpful is this resource? Is the content rich?
This is the last step! Once you have determined whether or not
the information being shared is hosted on a credible site and authored
by a credible source, the next step is assess the how helpful is
The following points will help you assess the validity and the
richness of the content.
1. determine if content is fact or opinion
Some of the steps that you can take to determine whether or not
the content is fact or opinion are:
- Does the content cite annotated resource links that were used
when creating this information?
- Does the content have limited advertising and the domain clearly
states the reasons for presenting this information?
- Does this resource include the name of the institution or
organization hosting or funding this information?
2. check how current is the information
If the content is great, but it hasn't been updated or links
are not working, you probably should search for more current information
on your topic.
- Does it state when this resource was created?
- Does it state when this resource was last updated?
- Have the links been checked recently?
3. discover who is linking to this information
By discovering what other web sites are linking to this information,
this can help you determine whether or not the information is
valid or unbiased. You can do this by typing in a keyword search
engine the following phrase:
link:http://www.??????.??? (replace the question marks with
the sites remaining URL)
4. consider how rich is the information
You can determine how rich the information is by comparing this
resource with other similar resources on the Internet.
a rubric to help you assess websites, go to the next page.