MedlinePlus Guide to Health Web Surfing (National Library of Medicine)
Concise list of evaluation points with health related examples.
MedlinePlus Portal to Health Information Evaluation Sources
Includes a tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, guides from the National Institutes of Health agencies, as well as guides to accurate health information on specific diseases.
Find Good Health Information (Medical Library Association)
Authoritative advice from librarians who search for reliable web based information every day. Guide includes effective use of search engines, evaluation points for web sites and four annotated lists of important sites for consumer health, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Popular: Inform and entertain the general public. Magazines like Time or Rolling Stone; or newspapers like the L.A. Times. Written for a wide variety of readers.
Scholarly: Disseminate research and academic discussion among professionals in a discipline. Articles are written by researchers who are experts in their fields using the specialized terminology of the field. Almost always include the institutional affiliation of the author and a list of references at the end of the article. Usually peer reviewed.
Trade: Allow practitioners in specific industries to share market and production information that improves their businesses.
Content on Scholarly Articles and Scholarly v. Popular courtesy of Naomi Gold.
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