Currency: How recently was this webpage updated? Use your best judgment and consider how current you need the information to be for your research topic. Is the homepage of the website updated regularly? Or does the page appear abandoned?
Relevance: Read through the content on the web page and determine how much useful information is found on the page. Is the information original to the author, or is it a repost from another source? (If this is the case, try to find the original source of information). Is the information well written and does it make sense grammatically?
Author: Who is responsible for the information found on this website? The author of the page could be an individual or group of individuals, an organization, a branch of government, or a private company. Is this author credible?
Accuracy: Are there sources for the information? Do they have reliable links? Are there spelling and/or grammar errors?
Purpose: Why did they publish this page? What is the author’s intent? Is it to share information or is it to sell a product or service? Is the information objective, or is there a slant to their point of view?