As you research: Look for some good .ORG or .EDU sites, as they are geared towards sharing accurate information! You can use a .com or a .net if it is a group/company set to also share trust worthy information.
Does this website seem fishy to you??? Or is it worth using? Use the list of questions below to help you out:
o How recent is the information?
o How recently has the website been updated?
o Is it current enough for your topic?
* Authority -
o Who is the creator or author?
o What are the credentials?
o Who is the published or sponsor?
o Are they reputable?
o What is the publisher’s interest (if any) in this information?
o Are there advertisements on the website?
* Reliability -
o What kind of information is included in the resource?
o Is content of the resource primarily opinion? Is is balanced?
o Does the creator provide references or sources for data or quotations?
* Purpose/Point of View -
o Is this fact or opinion?
o Is it biased?
o Is the creator/author trying to sell you something?