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Internet Resources for Biology
Sites in medicine and health, online journals, libraries, etc.
Resources to help students write lab reports.
Lippincott's Nursing Center
Full-text articles from a variety of nursing journals that have accompanying tests to measure comprehension.
Mayo Clinic: Healthy Lifestyle
Information on nutrition, fitness, healthy aging, work life, men's and women's health and more.
MEDLINE Plus: Health Information
Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, and drugs. Also includes access to MEDLINE, a database with citations to hundreds of medical journal articl
Reference sources on diseases and drugs, full-text medical journals, medical dictionary, daily medical news, MEDLINE, etc.
The authoritative reference for medical diagnosis and therapy.
Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
Forum for discussion and debate by peer-reviewed authors with commentaries by nurses in practice. Jointly developed by the American Nurses Association and the Kent State University School of Nursing.
Type your keywords into Google and add the site: command, leaving a space between your words and the command. This will allow you to limit your web search to a specific domain. Only one domain can be searched at a time.
Copy and paste a command below to give it a try:
Use the CRAAP Test to Evaluate Web Sources
This test takes you through a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Keep in mind, the different quality measures will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
Currency: How old is this information?
- When was the information published or posted?
- Has the information been revised or updated?
- Does your topic require current information?
- Are the links on the site functional?
Relevance: Does this information help me finish my assignment?
- Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too easy or advanced for your needs)?
- Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is the one you will use?
Authority: Is whoever created this an expert on the subject?
- Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
- What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
- Is the author qualified to write on the topic?
- Is there contact information, such as a publisher or email address?
- Does the URL (.edu/.gov/.com) reveal anything about the author or source?
Accuracy: How much can I trust this information?
- Where does the information come from?
- Is the information supported by evidence?
- Has the information been reviewed or verified by someone other than the author?
- Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
- Are there spelling, grammar, or typing errors?
Purpose: Why was this information created?
- What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain, persuade?
- Is the information factual, opinion, or propaganda?
- Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
- Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases?