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Music History 3503: Web Resources

Criteria for Web Sites

Critical evaluation of web sites is very important.  The following critieria are among those used to assess the value and reliability of individual sites:


  • Accuracy                   Are statistics, quotes, details, or references provided?

  • Authority                   What are the credentials of the person/organization responsible for the web site?

  • Bias/Objectivity         Is the information biased due to viewpoints of the organization creating the site?

  • Completeness           Does the information provide a well-rounded assessment of the topic?

  • Currency                   Is the information current?   Is the site currently maintained and frequently updated?

Evaluating Web Sites