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Global Cultures: Websites

UNESCO

WHO

Websites

 

 

Suggested Websites for Transcultural Health

Evaluating Websites

The Internet provides access to a wide variety of sources, created by various individuals and groups. You should always evaluate the credibility of a website before using it as a source for your research. Some criteria you should keep in mind when evaluating a site:

  

Authority

Who are the authors?

Does the author provide email or contact information?

What are their credentials?

Accuracy

Is the information accurate? Reliable?

Are the implications reasonable?

Is there evidence to support conclusions?

Are sources, references, or citations listed?

Bias

 

What is the purpose? What do authors hope to accomplish?

Is the information fact or opinion?

Is there implicit or explicit bias?

Are both sides of the issue examined?

Coverage

Why was the page created?

Who is the audience?

Does it support scholarly research?

Is the information relevant to your topic?

Currency

Was the site updated recently?

Do the links work?

Is the information outdated?

 

US Dept of State

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets

United Nations

United Nations Economic and Social Council