Criteria to evaluate sources:
Reading critically (summary from How to Read Academic Texts Critically)
Across the articles that you read, what are the:
Evaluating Primary Source Sites on the Internet
Using Primary Sources on the Web ( from ALA/RUSA)
Evaluating Primary Sources ( From American Memory)How To Read a Primary Source ( from the University of Iowa)
Guidelines for Evaluating Historical Websites
Who: Who is the author or sponsor of the website? Is that person or organization named? Is any supporting documentation available?
What: What is the mission or purpose of the website? Is it clearly articulated? What kinds of materials are on the website? Are they properly cited and acknowledged? What is the document format on the web?
Where: Where is the site located? Is there a physical address with phone number and email address for a contact person? Does the site have a .edu, .org, or .com address?
Why: Why does the site exist? Does it have a point of view or opinion? Is it pedagogical or polemic? Does it want something from you?