INFOBYTES: Take a byte: Evaluating Web sites

June 2005 
Volume 35  Number 6
Pages 73 - 73
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© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 35(6)             June 2005             p 73 Take a byte: Evaluating Web sites [INFOBYTES: From the Internet to Informatics]


THINK YOU CAN TRUST everything you read online? Think again. Anyone can put anything online, and no standards exist to guarantee that the content is accurate.

So how do you know whether the information you see is reliable? Use these five challenges to make sure you're on the right track.

Challenge #1: Accuracy . Is the information accurate? Is the source clearly stated? Do typos or odd breaks in the copy make you wonder how carefully the content was reviewed before it was posted? If the content already appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Nursing2005, AJN , or JAMA , it was approved by experts in their field before it was published. Copy posted directly online may or may not undergo ...

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