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Nursing: Websites

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nurse in hospital

Hospital Nurses. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/images/132_1272627

Evaluate Websites

Found it on the web? Spend some time investigating! Remember to apply the five evaluation criteria:

  1. Accuracy (Is the information presented verifiable in other sources?)
  2. Authority (Who wrote/sponsored the web site? What are their credentials/affiliations/reputation?)
  3. Objectivity (What is the site's purpose--to inform, to persuade, to sell?)
  4. Currency (This is especially important for medical and nursing topics. When was the site created? When was the information written or updated or reviewed? Does more recent research on the topic exist?)
  5. Use or Purpose (Is the site written for nurses? Other health professionals? Students? Patients and health consumers?)

Need more information? These resources from Medlineplus on Evaluating Health Information might help.

Need more help?

For additional information about web research, see Searchpath, Module 5.

Recommended sources

Internet Indexes

These provide links to more Nursing web sites.

Nursing Education & Careers

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000