Evaluating A Website for Credibility

Directions: Use sources not over 5 years old.

Review the Week 2 lesson on Evaluation of a Website and view the tutorial by the National Library of Medicine on evaluating website credibility. Using these five criteria, examine the following websites to determine whether the website is considered as credible for use in patient and/or professional resources.
1. Authority
2. Information
3. Objectivity
4. Ease of Navigation
5. Privacy and Security Policies
Websites to evaluate:
American Association of Critical Care Nurses www.aacn.org
American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses www.aspan.org
The National Kidney Foundation www.kidney.org
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov
The Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.org
Help Guide www.helpguide.org
www.familydoctor.org
The Joint Commission www.jointcommission.org
www.healthypeople.gov
www.webmd.com

As you evaluate these websites using the five criteria, think about what would make this website a credible or noncredible source for use with patients and/or professionals. What does HON indicate?

 
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