Discussion about evaluating information sources.
Apply the Evaluating Health tool to the following websites - which would you use in an academic research paper? Which would you not use?
Evaluating Health Websites
Content on the Internet is unregulated; anyone can publish anything on the Internet. There is sound medical information on the Internet along with dangerous information. You need to be able to tell the difference.
Ask yourself the following:
Criteria for evaluating information from the web:
Authority, accuracy, bias/objectivity, currency/timeliness, and coverage
From the National Institutes of Health
How to determine accuracy:
How to determine authority:
How to determine bias/objectivity:
How to determine currency/timeliness:
How to determine coverage: