When evaluating websites, consider the following:
Author: who is the author or sponsor of the site? Is it a person or organization? What are the author’s credentials? Is there contact information other than an email address?
Accuracy: Does the information appear accurate? Can it be verified, or are there citations, so you can evaluate where the information came from?
Bias: Does the site seem more biased or objective? Are any biases or perspectives openly stated? What is the purpose of the site and the information provided? Is the goal to sell? To persuade? To advocate an agenda? To inform? Why are advertisements (if any) there? Do they relate to the site? The web site’s URL address may have one of the following abbreviations to identify the type of site and give you a clue regarding bias/objectivity: .edu = educational; .org = organization; .gov = government; .com = commercial; .net = network/utilities; .mil = military