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Website Evaluation

Page history last edited by Ginny Mason 11 years, 1 month ago

Table of Contents


 

Quality Checklist

 

Evaluation Tools & Activities

 

Helpful Tips and Tricks

URL Clues to Content

 

You can use the end or suffix of a domain to name to help you judge the validity of the information and identify the potential bias of a website.  Remember this is just a guideline.

 

suffix

meaning of suffix

.com

commercial site – these vary in their credibility

.gov

a U.S. government site

.org

an organization, often a nonprofit site

.edu

a school or university site in the U.S.

.ac

an educational institution, like .edu

.mil

a U.S. military site

.net

a networked service provider, an Internet administrative site

.museum

a museum

.name

an individual Internet user

.biz

a business

.info

a site with general information

.pro

a site representing a professional

.coop

a cooperative

.store

a retail business

.aero

a site from the aviation community

.int

an international institution

~

a personal webpage

 

 

 

 

 

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