IRIS 42: Information and Research Instruction Suite for two-year colleges

Apply the A.S.P.E.C.T.s of Evaluating

Critical for web sites

The ASPECT mneumonic devide for evaluating information: Authority, Sources, Purpose, Evenness, Coverage and TimelinessFinding evaluative information on a Web site can be much trickier than with books and articles. Sometimes basic information, such as an author's name or a date, are missing or are several clicks away on Web site.

Over the next few pages we'll apply the A.S.P.E.C.T. evaluation criteria to a Web site:

A: Authority

S: Sources

P: Purpose

E: Evenness

C: Coverage

T: Timeliness

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