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How do I know if this web page is good?

Anybody can put something on the internet, so here are some questions to ask yourself before you believe a website:

  • Can you tell who has created the site?
  • Does the creator have any authority on the subject?
  • Does the creator have any prejudices that would affect the site?
  • Does the site seem well organized?
  • Is the information well written?
  • Are there links to other quality information sources?
  • Does the site tell you when it was last updated?
  • Is it important that the information you are looking for is up to date?
  • Do the links work?
  • Can you get better or faster information offline?
  • Is the material online really what you need or just the easiest to find?