(Youtube, 2007)
(Gwen, 2010)

On-line Writing Lab (OWL) Purdue
(OWL, 2011)

How to evaluate a Health Information Web site
· Who is the author?
· What qualifications does this person hold, for this topic?
· Does the author offer references?
· Is there a contact available?
URL domain Consider the stakeholders
o .com = a company
o .edu = an educational institution
o .gov = the US government
o .mil = US military
o .net = a network of computers
o .org =a nonprofit organization
Up to date
· When was the site last updated
· Are the links current- check them out
· What is the intent of this site?
· Is there a mission, philosophy, or company information?
· Are there fees?
· Is it scholarly?
· Do other sites give the material creditability?
· Is there bias?
· Is there oversight? –is someone checking the information to verify content?

Is this site easy to read and navigate?
Is there a search engine? (Wilkinson , 2007)


Gwen. (2010, July). APA style 6th edition tutorials and resources. Retrieved january 10, 2011, from DrGwen.com: http://www.drgwen.com/materials/apa/index.asp
OWL. (2011). Purdue on line writing lab. Retrieved January 1, 2011, from Purdue University: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Youtube. (2007, May 29). Wikis in plain english. Retrieved January 1, 2011, from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Wilkinson, J. (2007). Fundamentals of Nursing. Philadelphia: F A Davis.