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Evaluating Sources


What magazines represent certain viewpoints?


Evaluating Web Sites

  • CRAAP Test (for web pages)
  • Additional Website Evaluation Criteria - How to assess Web information according to authority, purpose, audience, accuracy & other criteria.
  • To see who owns a domain, go to www.networksolutions.com/en_US/whois/index.jhtml or allwhois.com and type in the domain name (e.g. greeningearthsociety.com)
  • To see what others think of the site (what pages link to this site), try a link search on google.com Type link:thedomainofthesite in the search box (that is, type the word link, followed by a colon, then no space, then the domain of the site you want to evaluate, for example link:greeningearthsociety.org).


Sample Web Sources to Evaluate (good for trying the CRAAP test)


Web Source A

Web Source B

1. A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust   Holocaust Revisionism
2. Male pregnancy now an option Rythospital
3.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  The King Center
4. MAPS: Medical Marijuana Research Medical Value of Marijuana
5. Cell Phones and Cancer ACS: Cellular Phones
6. Dihydrogen Monoxide Consumer Factsheet on: 1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE
7.  Use of Oral Creatine as an Ergogenic Aid for Increased Sport Performance Creatine Supplementation in Athletes: Review
8. Official Mad Cow Disease Home page Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
9.  Summary for Policymakers: The Science of Climate Change CO2 Science
10. Godsend Institute Cloning Fact Sheet
11. Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Secondhand smoke: the big lie
12. JFK Assassination Bill Gates Assassination
13. Sex on the Internet, Observation & Implications for Internet Sex Addiction Psychosocial Parameters of Internet addiction