Name: Period: Date:
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Name of Source:
the source have a copyright or last updated date? YES: NO
yes, what is the date?
If yes, is the
date recent enough? YES NO
Who is the Author?
the source tell you the author? YES NO
yes, who is the author?
Type of author: Type of
Author?Person with a usernamePerson with real nameOrganizationBusinessNews SourceOther
the author qualified to report on the topic? YES NO
or why not?
is the authorŐs purpose for the site?
Is there an obvious bias or slant
to this site? YES NO
do you know?
there advertising on the site? YES NO
What are the sourceŐs Sources?
the source list where it got its information? YES NO
yes, can you verify or check the sources?
yes, are those sources accurate and trustworthy? YES NO
Are there Errors?
does the source look? Look of the SiteProfessional and high-techProfessional but low-techMade by an amateur
all of the links work? YES NO
there obvious grammar/spelling errors?
Should you use this source? Yes