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Evaluating Websites

Music Collection
Daniel A. Reed Library

State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3117

Evaluating Websites for Music Research

The five standard criteria typically used by researchers and and librarians for evaluating websites are:

  • Authority
  • Accuracy
  • Objectivity
  • Currency
  • Coverage

Listed below are citations and links to several very good external webpages for guidance in this area:

Barker, Joe. "Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask." Finding Information on the Internet: A Tutorial.

Beck, Susan.  "Evaluation Criteria."   The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. 1997.



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