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Dance Research Guide (Worth)

This guide is designed to serve the research needs of all FLC Dance classes.

Evaluating Websites

Useful Internet Sites

Use search engines, such as Google to locate materials on the Web. Click Advanced Search and search by domain such as .edu or .org to narrow to results. This may aid you in locating more reliable resources online. Don't forget the 5 Ws of Website Evaluation!

Here are a few Internet sites that may help you with your research:

5 Ws of Website Evaluation

THE FIVE W’S OF
WEB SITE EVALUATION


WHO
Who wrote the pages and are they an expert? Is a biography of the author included? How can I find out more about the author?


WHAT
What does the author say is the purpose of the site? What else might the author have in mind for the site? What makes the site easy to use? What information is included and does this information differ from other sites?


WHEN

When was the site created? When was the site last updated?


WHERE

Where does the information come from? Where can I look to find out more about the sponsor of the site?


WHY
Why is this information useful for my purpose? Why should I use this information? Why is this page better than another?


Reproduced with permission from http://kathyschrock.net/abceval/5ws.htm.