The Internet Detective

Table of Contents

0 Homepage
1 Welcome to Internet Detective
1.1 Help with using the tutorial

2 The Issue of Quality on the Internet

3 Practical Steps to Evaluating an Internet Resource
3.1 Be Clear About Your Purpose
3.2 Refresher Quiz
3.3 Orientate Yourself
3.4 Refresher Quiz
3.5 Get Clues from URLs
3.6 Refresher Quiz
3.7 Establish the Type of Resource
3.8 Refresher Quiz
3.9 Weighing Up
3.10 Refresher Quiz

4 Criteria
4.1 Content Criteria
4.1.1 Validity
4.1.2 Refresher Quiz
4.1.3 Accuracy
4.1.4 Refresher Quiz
4.1.5 Authority and Reputation of the Source
4.1.6 Refresher Quiz
4.1.7 Uniqueness
4.1.8 Refresher Quiz
4.1.9 Completeness
4.1.10 Refresher Quiz
4.1.11 Coverage and Comprehensiveness
4.1.12 Refresher Quiz

4.2 Form Criteria
4.2.1 Navigation Features
4.2.2 Refresher Quiz
4.2.3 User Support
4.2.4 Refresher Quiz
4.2.5 Appropriate Technologies
4.2.6 Refresher Quiz

4.3 Process Criteria
4.3.1 Information Integrity
4.3.2 Refresher Quiz
4.3.3 Site Integrity
4.3.4 Refresher Quiz
4.3.5 System Integrity
4.3.6 Refresher Quiz

5 Worked Examples
5.1 The Case of the Questionable Content
5.2 The Case of the (Fairly) Functional Form
5.3 The Case of the Proper Process

6 Try it Out
6.1 Try Evaluating this Electronic Journal
6.2 Try Evaluating this Mailing List
6.3 Try Evaluating this Subject-Based Web Site
6.4 Try Evaluating this Organisational Home Page
7 Quality Controlled Internet Services
8 The End
9 References and Further Reading