Before you use a website -- or any source -- for an assignment, consider:
- Purpose: Why was it created?
- Authority: Who created this material? What are the author’s credentials?
- Scope/Coverage: What does it include and leave out?
- Accuracy: Is the information provided correct?
- Currency: When was it created or last updated?
- Objectivity: What is the author’s or sponsor’s point of view?
There are many variations on this technique -- here are links to a few of them.