2. During the search: What did I find? How do I sift through information?

2.1. How to sift through information and assess the results obtained

2.1.7. Organizing and structuring information

A careful design, the proper application of usability elements or a clearly-defined, easy- to-follow navigation structure do not determine, by themselves, content credibility. Nevertheless, they may show that the people in charge of the site are serious about making the site available on the Internet, and we may assume they are serious about content quality too.

Conversely, a careless, messy presentation will make it difficult to have confidence in the information source, and besides, from a practical point of view, it will make the source inefficient when trying to find data and documents.