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Why evaluate?

The world wide web is big -- really big.  Google indexes over one trillion pages.  Some of the pages are very useful, some are not.  Some contain factual information, some are hoaxes or are filled with biased information.  Some pages are signed and dated, others are not.

So how do you figure out which websites offer credible information?

This guide will help you learn how to evaluate websites for academic and your personal use.

Introduction to Evaluating Websites

Subject Guide

Gail Stucky
Co-Director and Public Services Librarian
Bethel College Library


Thanks to Joe Scollo of the University of New Haven, Joe Hardenbrook of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,  and Carol Thurston West of Southern New Hampshire University for the use of content from their guides on this topic.