the subject of a site is controversial, ask if it reflects a particular
viewpoint or if it presents the viewpoint of all sides. If the
former, determine whether the site is acceptable as advocacy by
asking the following questions:
there adequate support for the point of view being expressed,
the information on the site consistent with information on the
subject in other reputable sources?
Are opposing points of view ignored, discounted, or misrepresented?
author generalize, oversimplify, or appeal to emotion rather
than reason? Is the language used provocative, inflammatory,
the author appear to have an agenda or a fixed world view?
for the origin of the URL.Tracing
the URL back to its parent institution might provide insight into
the orientation of whoever is responsible for the site.
Be wary if you happen to share the opinion being expressed that
you don't lose your own objectivity.
the criteria for currency and objectivity in mind, check the following
site to determine its reliability as a source.
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