you have looked at the URL, you should scan the rest of the web page for
other indicators that can tell you about the information in the page.
Check the revision
date of the page. Most Web authors note a date when they last updated
the page, and this date can usually be found at the bottom of the page.
This is important because there are thousands of "orphan"
Web pages that were created for a purpose, but never updated or removed
from the Web. These pages can be misleading because the information
in the page is probably out of date and possibly incorrect. Be sure
to check the revision date.
Check the links
in the page. Do the links work, and do they link to the correct source
indicated in the web page? A Web page with a large number of broken
links can indicate that the page hasn't been updated recently, or isn't
Is there any information
about the author or creator of the web page? Look for any links with
titles like "About Us" or "Who We Are". Most web
sites will have a link that offers information about what person or
organization created the web site, and why the site was created.
Does the Web page
Author offer an email address? An email address or contact information
offers you the opportunity to contact the author to ask for more information
about his credentials or the sources of his information.