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STARquest II: The Internet and the World Wide Web

8c. Evaluating Resources - What?

What is the Perspective?

Check the Web Page:

To what audience is the author writing?

Any author affiliation statement in the Web page?

Does the author express a particular point of view? Bias?

Find out more about the author by checking his/her personal Web page. You can find this out by deleting sections of the URL.

Are the author's affiliations with particular organizations, institutions, associations, etc. reflected in the message or content?

By deleting sections of the URL, does this lead you to a corporate or institutional Web page?

Is the information factual or opinion?


Is the purpose of the resource clearly stated?