Using CARS to Evaluate a Website:

Credibility
  • Trustworthy source
  • Author’s credentials
  • Evidence of quality control (spelling, grammar, etc)
  • Known or respected authority
  • Organizational support
Accuracy
  • Up to date information
  • Factual, exact, comprehensive
Reasonableness
  • Fair
  • Balanced
  • Objective
  • Reasoned
  • No conflict of interest
  • No fallacies or slanted tone
Support
  • Sources are listed
  • Contact information is given
  • Documentation is supplied
  • Claims are supported

Adapted from Robert Harris,http://www.virtualsalt.com