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Website Evaluation

U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is a great resource for statistics.  This link breaks down census data by state.


Which of the following statements is true about the website you are evaluating?

 The author(s) and/or publisher is not named.

The author(s) are named, but credentials cannot be verified or credentials are unrelated to the topic.

 The author(s) are named and relevant credentials are verifiable, or the publisher is a credible source on this topic.

 Author's name and credentials are provided, can be verified, and demonstrate probable expertise on the topic; and the publisher is reputable.

Sample Websites

Would you use either of these websites as references in scholarly papers?

SCARAB Evaluation Worksheet