How do I evaluate a website? Use the SMART questions to help you make your evaluation.
S: Is it suitable? Does the information answer my questions?Is it in language I can read and understand?Are there images which directly illustrate the text?
M: Is it manageable? Is it easy to navigate?Is the information in chunks that I can manage?Is it easy to read with headings and a clear font?
A: Is it accurate?Who has taken responsibility for the information?Is it from a reliable source?Are there references so that I can cross-check the information?
R: Is it reliable?Who owns the website?Is the information likely to be objective?Is it telling me something or selling me something?What can I learn about the site from the URL?
T: Is it timely?Is the information up to date?