P. F. Anderson, Northwestern University; Nancy Allee, Jean Chung, Brian Westra, University of Michigan; Virginia Lingle, Pennsylvania State University
| Twenty-five Internet sites considered authoritative sources of health information were evaluated using the following criteria: |
Comparisons are made across all sites with specific focus on selection policies, update frequency, response time to email requests, and features such as use of tables, frames, Java, and animated GIFs, navigation tools, and search engines. Information was gathered by reviewing each of the sites, performing a standardized subject search, and conducting a brief survey by contacting the person responsible for maintaining the site. Conclusions drawn and recommendations made should enable librarians to better aid their clients in selecting the best sites for addressing specific questions and general information needs and should assist Web designers in developing more useful health information products.
- Administration and Quality Control,
- and Design.