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ET 540 Prof. Seo: Why Can't I Just Google?

Why Not Google?

Evaluating Web Sources

Criteria for evaluating web resources* 

Authority: Who created the website content? 

Objectivity: It is important to consider author's goals and objectives.

Accuracy: Check grammar and author's background.

Currency: What is the most recent date on the page?

Coverage: Is information presented in a way that makes sense?

*Source: Cornell University Library website