C is for Credibility
Can you trust this site?
Who wrote it? Is that person or organization reputable? An Authority? What is his/her background or credentials?
What organization sponsored the site? Look at the domain names. Is it .org, .edu, .gov, .com? Domains can be an indication of authority.
Tip: Dig for information under About Us or similar link. Click on the author's name to see more information.
If you can't find who wrote it, don't trust it.
A is for Accuracy
Is the information correct and up to date?
When was it last updated?
Are there broken links?
Tip: Be on the lookout for broken links, misspelled words or lack of quality control.
R is for Reasonableness
What is the purpose of the site? Mission of the organization?
Is the Information fair, balanced, objective, and correct?
Is the information one-sided or slanted?
Is it consistent? Is there a conflict of interest?
Tip: Look out for the tone of the language and sweeping statements or inflamatory words (hate, stupid, sucks, etc.)
S is for Support
Does the site indicate sources of support for its information?
Where do statistics come from?
What documentation of sources is included?
Is there a bibliography or links to other sources?
Are there contacts listed?
Tip: Beware of statistics or facts with no reference to a source.