Websites are easy to identify, right? You found something online so it must be a webpage, right? Not necessarily and there are many different types of webpages.
Why do we care if we are on a webpage versus another type of source?
A word about .org and .edu websites
Despite what you may have learned in high school, having a site that ends in .org or .edu does not necessarily mean that the website is a credible source. all .org means is that the website is run by an organization. .edu just means it is an educational institute. The information may be credible or it may not be. You have to be the judge and evaluate what you find.
Just to make life more confusing, sometimes you might be on a website that also publishes/hosts website articles. These articles are not attached to a journal, magazine, or newspaper, these website articles should be cited as articles in your reference/works cited page and look more like articles than a plain webpage.
Website article characteristics