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Type of Resource: text

Genre: article

Issuance: single unit

Date Issued: 1999-01

Publisher: The Haworth Press, Inc.

Language(s): English

Identifier: 11520 (digitool), FADT11520 (IID), fau:7560 (fedora)

Note(s): With the increase in the accessibility of Internet connections for the public, there is more and more opportunity for consumers to take advantage of vast amounts of health and medical information. The purpose of this article is to provide those consumers with some of the basics needed in finding the quality health and medical information and distinguishing it from the mediocre and the trash. Basic Internet terminology and some basic searching techniques helpful for information retrieval are provided. Included are the five major criteria for evaluation and suggested questions for use in this process. Interpreting the various segments of the URL is also covered, along with examples of common Internet domains. Some Internet sites and their URLs are provided as starting points, as tutorials and for more exploration and study of the topics considered in the article.This manuscript is a version of an article published in Health Care on the Internet v. 3, no. 3 (1999) p. 41-51.

Subject(s): Electronic resourcesNursing--Computer network resourcesWeb sitesInternet--Resource GuidesNursing--Resource Guides

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/11520

Restrictions on Access: ©1999 The Haworth Press, Inc.

Owner Institution: FAU

Related Title: Florida Atlantic University.

Related Title: Library Faculty and Staff Publications.

Other Version: This manuscript is a version of an article published in Health Care on the Internet v. 3, no. 3 (1999) p. 41-51.



Author: Lomax, Eleanor L., creator

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A7560



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