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Who is the author of the web site or the specific web page? 


What occupation, experience, credentials, etc. does the author list as qualifications to write this web page or site?


Do you feel that these credentials qualify the author to write the web page or site?


Look at the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for this web site.   What institution supports this page?


Does the author's affiliation with this particular institution appear to bias the information?


Why was this site created?  (i.e. to sell something, to inform (or persuade) a particular audience, to entertain, etc.)


Who is the intended audience?


When was the site created or last updated?


Is the information presented on the site timely (current)?


Does this site provide a solution to my research question?


Overall rating for this site (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor)


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Let's move on to the next kind of literature...journals



Last update: November 4, 2008

Prepared by: Michael Fosmire