At the Upper School, we use the TOECAP criteria to evaluate websites.
Anyone can publish anything on the Internet, and there is a huge amount of information to choose from. Search engines like Google do not rank its results based on accuracy, authority, or credibility. How do you know whether the information on a site is reliable, authentic, accurate, and worth your time?
Trustworthy? Ask yourself:
Objective? Ask yourself:
Enough? Ask yourself:
Current? Ask yourself:
Accurate? Ask yourself:
Purpose? Ask yourself:
Test yourself to see if you know how to evaluate websites using these tutorials from Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia University and University of Arizona Libraries.
This TOECAP checklist is available for printing or saving.