Because anyone can publish anything on the internet, it's important for you to verify that the author of a webpage is well informed on the topics they write about.
Which of the following statements is true about the website you are evaluating? The more green checks a website has the more reliable a source it will be.
There is no identifiable author(s), publisher, source, or sponsor (organization).
The author(s) are named, but credentials cannot be verified or credentials are unrelated to the topic.
There is no author, but a publisher or sponsor is listed.
The author(s) are named and relevant credentials are verifiable, or the publisher is a credible source on this topic.
Author's name and credentials are provided, can be verified, and demonstrate probable expertise on the topic; and the publisher is reputable.
Contact information and other relevant "About Us" information for the author(s)/sponsor is available.
Would you use either of these websites as references for a research assignment based on the authority criteria?