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Dental Hygiene: Web Pages

Evaluating Websites

Checklist for Evaluating Websites:

Authority & Accuracy - who is the author and what are his or her qualifications or expertise to help determine the credibility and reliability of the information.

Purpose & Content - determine the purpose of the website and if the information is mostly subjective (biased or opinionated) or objective (factual).

Currency - how current is the information provided on the website? Is the information historical in nature or should it be updated regularly? 

Design & Organization - well designed and organized websites are easier to navigate, search and read, adding to their overall usefulness.