Specific Sources: Web pages
At first glance
Caution: Before using a web page as a source for your research paper, you should carefully evaluate the source. Anyone can place anything on the web, which makes evaluation much more critical for web pages than for any other types of sources.
By glancing at the web pages, you can easily find information to begin evaluating them. This information may include:
Date the pages were put on the web
Page address or URL
Title of page
A closer look
By taking a closer look at the web pages, you can find additional information to help you evaluate them.
Author affiliation and credentials
Links to and from the pages
Is there a list of the sources consulted?
Writing style, grammar, and spelling