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What is the purpose of the website? Why was the page created?
There are many reasons for the creation of a website.
Take note of the domain suffix of the website. It's getting more difficult to make generalizations based on the domain suffix, but it may provide clues about the nature of the website.
Who is responsible for creating the content of the webpage? Check the copyright statement at the bottom of the website or read the “About Us” section.
Check out the Content of the website or webpage.
Some webpages have built-in bias that will impact all of the content.
Is the author or sponsor:
A well-designed, professionally prepared web page may be a sign that the information contained on it is reliable, but not always. Spelling and grammatical errors are a red flag that the page you are on is not professional or scholarly. Broken links may be a sign that the site is not maintained. Illustrations should be clear in intent, relevant and professional looking. They should enhance the content and not clutter the page.
When was the web page created or last revised? In some disciplines, currency is critical (e.g., medicine, the sciences). Check to see if the links are up-to-date.
Website usefulness will be subjective to a large extent. Ask yourself if the website is relevant and age-appropriate for your needs.
Looking at a website's security may be less concerning for research/academia and more of a concern during personal use. Security on a website can never be 100% guaranteed.
Remember also, online Health Searches are NOT Confidential