How do we know whether a website is any good? After all, anyone can publish material on the internet. Some websites are biased, inaccurate, misleading or out-of-date.

C.A.R.S Website Evaluation Prezi gives you an idea of what to look for when evaluating a website., (2015). C.A.R.S Website Evaluation. [online] Available at: [Accessed 15 Mar, 2015.]

Credible = Is it credible? Is the author or organisation’s name listed? Are there spelling mistakes or grammatical errors?

Accurate = Is information accurate when compared to another source? is it useful? What is the date of publication? Has the site been recently updated?

Reasonable = Does the author have a bias or strong opinion? Is the information easy to read and understand?

Support = Are the sources listed? Can you contact the author or organisation?

The Youtube video, produced by Portland State University, demonstrates how to use the C.R.A.P. [Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose or Point of View] criteria to evaluate websites on the topic of performance enhancing drugs in sport.
Youtube, (2015). The C.R.A.P. Test in Action: Websites. [online] Available at: https// [Accessed 15 Mar. 2015].

Currency = Is the information recent enough for your topic?

Reliability/Relevance = Where does the information come from and does it apply to your topic?

Authority = Who is the author/creator of the site? What is their reputation or expertise?

Purpose/Point of View = Is the information intended to inform? Persuade? Sell? Is there a bias?

Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything offers website evaluation checklists and surveys appropriate for different age groups.