Analyzing a Web Page
When using the internet for research, you want your information from your sources to be reliable, persuasive and credible. You have to evaluate each source carefully for credibility. It is very important to enter the correct search information, or you might find yourself drowning in web pages and links that are not reliable or credible. As I researched sources for human services resources to analyze, I found a site on Elder Care. This paper will analyze the credibility of this web page on Elder Care - Overcoming the challenges of long term elder care website (2009) at http://www.aging-parents-and-elder care.com/Pages/Elder_Care_First_Steps.html based on the tutorial video provided by (Widener University Wolfgram Memorial Library, 2011).
The Purpose of the Informational Web Page
After carefully referring to the 4 criteria that was discussed in the presentation of Evaluating Web Pages (Widener University Wolfgram Memorial Library, 2011), it was actually discovered that the web page is an informational site. The purpose of an informational web page is to offer truthful information. These URL addresses will usually end in .edu or .gov; many of these pages are sponsored by educational institutions or government agencies and other factual information such as reports, presentations of research, or information about a topic, Alexander & Tate (2005). The Value and Relevance of this site to Clients
The value of this website to the clients is user friendly for the elderly and the website is easy to operate. The Elder Care (2009) website appears to be professional and well maintained. The home page is simple and to the point. The site has its navigation tabs across the top of the page that leads to other features and resources on this page. There are two advertisements on the right hand side in the margin area, a Free Referral Service and a Medical Supply Company. The...