Evaluating material from the World Wide Web is as important as evaluating every book that you use during the research process. By establishing evaluative criteria for online resources, you begin to determine if you can draw any conclusions about the reliability and accuracy of the information you have found.
There are many different types of online resources that are appropriate for investigating historical questions, but you should check with your professor to determine what the requirements are for your section.
Here are some basic questions to consider as you evaluate information, especially the online resources you found with a search engine. Do not hesitate to ask you instructor or librarian for help in evaluating the merits of a web source.
After you have looked at a few web sites for your topic, choose the best source and use it as the basis of comparison to other web sources that you find.