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Evaluating websites: Who made the website?

Tips and strategies to use when looking at how useful individual websites are for research purposes at UWCSEA.

Who made or created the website (or webpage)?

Who made or created the website (or webpage)?

Does the website indicate who wrote the text (or information)?

If so, is the writer or author an expert in the subject of the website?

If a webpage, is it part of a website of an organization of good repute?

Has the site been put on the Internet by one person?

Think about how much you can reply on or trust a website’s content if you can’t find any names of people or organizations responsible for the website?

You can get clues from the domain name, e.g. gov, edu, rather than com.