Need to do some medical research and want to ensure that the websites you are searching contain reliable information? The first step is to remember a basic set of questions as you search the Internet.
Those questions were outlined in my 2008 blog post, “Ever Changing Internet – Same Evaluation.” The second step is to locate relevant quality websites.
In addition to these resources, I recommend beginning your research at the Medical Library Association’s “Top Health Websites.” This extensive list of websites has met the following criteria:
- The sites have been reviewed by members of Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of Medical Library Association.
- The sites have been evaluated by those members for “credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and disclaimers.”
- The association believes these websites are “particularly useful” in their respective areas.