Consider these questions as you evaluate sources of information, especially freely-available web resources.Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
The source of the information.
The timeliness of the information.
The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
The value of the information for your needs.
The reason the information exists.
Thanks to Sarah Blakeslee (Meriam Library, California State University, Chico) for permission to use these evaluation criteria.