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Nursing

Provides resources, strategies and information on conducting research in nursing.

Evaluating Information on the Web

How to Read a Paper

Resource Evaluation

Use the following questions to help evaluate information resources, whether books, journal articles, or web sites.

What is the purpose of the resource?

Who is responsible for the content?

Who is the intended audience?

What content is covered?

How is the information organized?

Where is the information coming from?

How current is the information?

Is it primary or secondary information?

Is there direct research or summaries of research?

Are references listed?