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Website evaluation

  1. 1. Website evaluation<br />Presented by Paul Mussleman<br />205 934 2230<br />jpmussleman@uab.edu<br />
  2. 2. Select a Database (and/or carefully search the internet).<br />Select a database by:<br />Asking a librarian for help<br />Going to the Databases and Resources page: http://www.uab.edu/lister/tools/<br />and/or<br />CAREFULLY search the internet<br />
  3. 3. Items to consider when evaluating internet based information<br />
  4. 4. Who runs the site?<br />Clear ownership by reputable organization<br />
  5. 5. How is the site funded?<br />Conflict of Interest?<br />
  6. 6. What is the purpose of the site?<br />Clear statement of purpose and mission<br />
  7. 7. Where does the <br />information come from?<br />References clearly listed<br />
  8. 8. How is content selected?<br />Clear statement on selection and inclusion/exclusion of information<br />
  9. 9. How current is the information? <br />Date posted or last update displayed<br />
  10. 10. Does the website provide contact information?<br />In this case, by online form<br />
  11. 11. And with what we just <br />went over in mind …<br />
  12. 12. Wikipedia: <br />A great place to start… <br />…but not the place to finish. <br />
  13. 13. Anyone (essentially) can edit a <br />Wikipedia entry <br />From the revision history of the Universal Health Care<br />Wikipedia entry<br />
  14. 14. Wikipedia entries often <br />have links to credible and <br />scholarly resources<br />References section from Wikipedia Universal Health Care entry<br />
  15. 15. Seek the help and assistance of a<br />Lister Hill Library Librarian!<br />http://www.uab.edu/lister<br />
  16. 16. And find help through our new website!<br />
  17. 17. Lee Vucovich lvucovi@uab.edu<br />Paul Mussleman jpmussleman@uab.edu<br /> 934-2230 <br />Questions?<br />

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