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Web sites come in all varieties, styles and levels of authenticity.  Today, anyone with a few dollars can have Web space where they can post a Web site.  In this information rich age it becomes obvious that a new skill has become necessary as readers.  We now need to be what I call efficient consumers of information.  Learning is no longer bound by time and place.  A person can research and learn anywhere and anytime.  Being able to know how to evaluate the validity, authenticity, bias and prejudice, purpose and timeliness of Web information has become a critical reading skill that one needs to be an information literate person.  Knowing how to evaluate the authorship of online information is equally important. Knowing how to evaluate the currency and coverage of online information is a necessary skill in this online world.

ALA The Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning

Reading Online - New Literacies

Resource Guides Evaluating Websites

Evaluating Web Pages Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Evaluating Web Resources Home Page

Evaluating Web Sites

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web pages

Web Site Critical Evaluation Surveys and Resources

Lake Forest College Library Evaluating Web Sites

net.TUTOR Evaluating Web Sites

UCLA College Library Thinking Critically about WWW Resources