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Websites are a great place to find background information, but DO NOT usually have scholarly, peer-reviewed resources.
Also make sure to check out our recommended Stress Management websites.
National Institute of Health: Health Information
Good list of health related topics and basic information on each one.
Harvard School of Public Health: The Nutrition Source
From Harvard, great up to date resources related to nutrition and health.
Mayo Clinic: Healthy Lifestyle
Information on nutrition, fitness, healthy aging, work life, men's and women's health and more.
World Health Organization
"Provides leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."
Sites in medicine and health, online journals, libraries, etc.
Institute on Noetic Sciences
"Conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potentials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor."
MEDLINE Plus: Health Information
Find information on hundreds of diseases, conditions, and drugs. Also includes access to MEDLINE, a database with citations to hundreds of medical journal articles.
American Institute of Stress
Non-profit organization established in 1978 to serve as a clearinghouse for information on all stress related subjects
Find Better Web Sources with Google
Type your keywords into Google and add the site: command, leaving a space between your words and the command. This will allow you to limit your web search to a specific domain. Only one domain can be searched at a time.
Copy and paste a command below to give it a try:
How to Evaluate Websites using the CRAAP Test
The CRAAP Test takes you through a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. The different quality measures will be more or less important depending on your situation or need. Give it a try!
Currency: How old is this information?
- When was the information published or posted?
- Has the information been revised or updated?
- Does your topic require current information?
- Are the links on the site functional?
Relevance: Does this information help me finish my assignment?
- Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?
- Who is the intended audience?
- Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too easy or advanced for your needs)?
- Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is the one you will use?
Authority: Is whoever created this an expert on the subject?
- Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor?
- What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations?
- Is the author qualified to write on the topic?
- Is there contact information, such as a publisher or email address?
- Does the URL (.edu/.gov/.com) reveal anything about the author or source?
Accuracy: How much can I trust this information?
- Where does the information come from?
- Is the information supported by evidence?
- Has the information been reviewed or verified by someone other than the author?
- Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge?
- Are there spelling, grammar, or typing errors?
Purpose: Why was this information created?
- What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain, persuade?
- Is the information factual, opinion, or propaganda?
- Does the point of view appear objective and impartial?
- Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases?
Test Your Ability to CRAAP
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