To insure the information on the site is up to date – especially if I am researching time-sensitive materials.
If the site hasn’t been updated for many years, it may mean that the Webmaster has abandoned the site.
Depending on my topic, it may not matter about when the last update was.
All of the above.
Is the information on the Web site useful for my topic?
Are additional resources and links provided?
Are there video features provided?
Do the links work?
The owner may be affiliated with a group that has a specific agenda.
The owner’s address can provide clues.
The owner of a Web site will tell you about his or her purpose.
The owner may try to provide incorrect owner information.
Does the author seem knowledgeable?
Is the name of the publisher provided?
Is there a contact person or an address provided?
Is there biographical information provided about the author?
Is he or she an expert in the field?
A personal name
A tilde ~
Percent sign %
The words users, people, or members
An asterisk *