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Evaluating Web Resources

by Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate

Related Book: Web Wisdom: How to Evaluate and Create Information Quality on the Web
Additional information on evaluating Web resources, as well as revised versions of the checklists, can be found in Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate's book Web Wisdom, published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1999.
Web Wisdom also provides useful information for anyone creating Web pages. It includes guidelines for Web authors that will help ensure that the information they present is easy to use and can be recognized as being of high information quality. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher or from one of the online bookstores such as amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com.

Original Web Resource Evaluation Module
Original Evaluation Checklists Original Teaching Materials
Advocacy Web Pages PowerPoint Presentation: Web Resource Evaluation Techniques
Business/Marketing Web Pages PowerPoint Presentation: Text Version
News Web Pages Actual Web Pages as Examples
Informational Web Pages  
Personal Web Pages  

Copyright Jan Alexander & Marsha Tate, 1996-1999

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Many thanks to Maria Varki, Head of the Reference Department, for encouraging us in this project, and to Mike Powell, Reference Librarian, for his invaluable technical assistance.