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Dental Hygiene: Evidence Based Practice: Evaluating Online Resources and Websites

EBP, Statistics tab, Journal Links

Evaluating Online Resources

Begin your evaluation by using this acronym:

A   Authority           Who wrote the site? What are their 


B   Bias                   What are the intentions of the author

                                  and the publishing entity?

C   Currency           How old is the information? Does the

                                   information reflect the most recent


Evaluating Health Care Information on the Internet

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The Medical Library Association Provides Guidelines for evaluating Health Resources on the Internet:

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Know the Domains

"Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses. For example, the domain name represents about a dozen IP addresses. Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. For example, in the URL, the domain name is

Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains." - Webopedia

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