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Why is evaluating resources important?
The openness of the internet has advantages and disadvantages. While it is wonderful to have so much information available at the touch of a button, a lot of that information comes from low-quality sources. It is essential to assess the quality and trustworthiness of any information found online, especially when it relates to health care. The materials on this page provide guidance on how to evaluate resources such as websites and journal articles.
Evaluating Research Articles
Look for this symbol on health websites! See the link below for more information.
Health on the Net
This nonprofit organization affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) certifies websites that provide health information after careful review by experts. They also provide a set of tools designed to help you locate trustworthy health websites more easily.
For more information on evidence-based practice (EBP), visit the following resources: