THSA 1350 Introductory Christian Ethics

Evaluating Websites

To evaluate a website, use these criteria:


Website Evaluation Criteria

Questions To Answer

Website Evaluation Criteria


Who is the author?

Is the site for-profit or non-profit?

Is the author an expert or qualified?

Is the sponsoring organization reputable?

Is there a link where you can contact the webmaster?


Are there any errors in the information?

Does the site employ fact-checking for the website?


Is there a bias in the presentation of the information?

Is the website attempting to be persuasive?

Are there any advertisements on the webpage?


When was the website created?

When was the website updated?

How old is the information presented?


What are the topics covered?

Does the website go in-depth concerning the topics?

Does the page include a list of references or links to other sources?

Evaluating Books

To evaluate books, use these criteria:


Book Evaluation Criteria

Questions To Answer 

Book Evaluation Criteria


Who is the author? Is he or she an expert in the field? Has he or she written other books?

Date of publication

What date was the book written? Does this matter for the topic?


Does the book have a list of sources?


What type of reader is the book intended for?


Does the book have illustrations? Are they relevant to the topic?


Who is the publisher? Is it a reputable publisher?

Evaluating Websites/C.R.A.P

OLLU Library Catalog

Google Search Box

Google Web Search

Websites for Citing in MLA