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Evaluate your sites!
Because there is no review process or regulation for the public Web, you will need to judge for yourself the quality of the material you find. Keep in mind these questions:
Accuracy Does the information presented seem accurate? Are the facts verifiable?
Authority Who is the author? What expertise does he or she have on this topic? Who sponsors the site? Check the domain name to see if it is a university, business, organization, or an individual.
Objectivity What is the stated purpose of the site? Check the "About..." link if there is one. What position or opinion is presented and does it seem biased? What kind of sites does this one link to?
Currency On what date was the page created? Do you need more current information? Do links on the site still connect to their destination?
Use Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?
General Nursing Sources
Maintained by and geared toward nurses, Cybernurse's mission is to enhance the nursing profession.
Developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, this award winning site is recognized as one of the best resources for finding reputable government nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet.
This site provides links to a variety a topics, including careers, education, news and clinical information.
The Nursing Theory Page
A collaborative international effort devoted to providing information about nursing theories.
Resources for Nurses and Families
Sponsored by the University of Central Florida School of Nursing, and maintained by Dr. Diane Wink, this site provides a comprehensive list of links.
Providing more than a list of links, RNCentral promotes support and nursing and patient care information.
Includes both the Professional and Consumer versions. Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.
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