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Library Resource Guides: Websites

Searching the web

The web is an excellent source of health information, the latest news plus more provided by organisations (.org), government departments (.gov), network operators (.net) and educational institutes (.edu).

However, when you search the web you can also find a lot of irrelevant and unsubstantiated information. Be ready to evaluate the quality and relevance of information from commercial entities (.com) as these have a business interest.

Searching skills - Roxanne's CRAP test

Roxanne the librarian explains how to evaluate websites Adapted from: Orenic, Kenneth. "The CRAP Test." Loex2008Collaborate. 28 Apr. 2008. Web. 13 Jan. 2012.

Permission to embed video granted from CNA, 5/6/2014

Searching skills - Why can't I just Google?

Information is everywhere! Its just so easy to Google and use something that looks relevant... so why cant you just Google?

From LaTrobe University Library (2010), this video provides key points about why you need to be critical when finding information on the internet.

Nursing & Health websites

Government departments & International organisations