Applying Evaluative Tests: Credibility
Is the author associated
with a reputable organization?
Many times a particular author is unknown, but the organization with which he or she is associated can lend credibility to the Web site. Look for clues showing that the person is a member of a professional organization.
Is the author an expert the field
This of course will also lend credibility to the information at the site.
What are the authors credentials
If an author is an expert and qualified to write about the information contained at the site, he or she should clearly state it. Look for a link to background information about the author, or better yet, his or her Curriculum Vitae.