Communication, Media and Journalism: Organisations

Evaluate

 It is important to critically evaluate all the information you find. 

When evaluating a website ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is the site targeted at?
  • Who is the publisher / author? Are they an authorative source?
  • How is the information presented? Does it contain fact, opinion or bias? Does the site use references?
  • Is there a publication date? Is the material current, historical, up to date?
  • What scope or depth is covered? Is it what you need?

For more help, see the short Library video and learn how to evaluate websites and other resources to decide if they are appropriate for your needs.