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Medicine: Patient Information

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Evaluating Web Resources

Remember, the Web mostly includes .com and .org sites - information published by companies, organizations, and individuals

  • It has been estimated that only 7% of what you find on the free Web is suitable for scholarly work
  • Because most scholarly journal publishers charge subscription fees to access their materials, you won't find many schoarly journal articles on the free Web


Learn the ABCs of evaluating websites and make sure to apply them when using Information found on the freely accessible Web

A Authority
B Bias
C Currency
D Design
E Evaluation