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EDUC 340: Multicultural Education (Fisher): Evaluating sources you find online


Who is the author?
How is the author qualified?
Is the author an expert?
Does the author have bias? (Remember that a bias may not be directly stated.)
If no author is listed, why?

Who hosts the site?
What is their purpose?
Does the host have bias?  (Remember that a bias may not be directly stated.)
What is the domain extension? This can help you determine how reputable a website is. For example, .gov is the domain for United States government sites and .edu is for US Educational institutuions.

Does the site provide its sources?
Does it refer/link you to other credible sources?
Is the information able to be cross-referenced?

Is the site regularly updated?