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Evaluating Websites: Authority

Who is the author?


Click on the picture to check out this website. 

Who are the members of the board of director for the organization sponsoring this website? (See About Us: Frequently Asked Questions)  What are their qualifications on the site's topic?

v  Who is the author? Does the author have any expertise in the area?  


v  Is the link an .edu or .gov? These are usually good sources of information.  


v  Is it a .com site? It may be strictly commercially motivated - be careful!!