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Evaluating Specific Resources


How: Refers to the design, or look, of a source.

Visual layout, stylistic choices, images, and advertising often influence the credibility of a source. This can be especially true of web sources since sites can often contain dynamic animation and other content. 

It's important to ask:

  • Are there lots of ads?Are there flashy graphics? Do they add or take away from the source's credibility or legibility?
  • What kind of information is presented on the page? 

Additional Internet Source Consideration:

  • Is the site easy to navigate? Is the content well organized?
  • Are there dead links?
  • Is the download time and site navigation slowed down by too many images or media files?