Consider the source--Use recognized authorities. Know who is responsible for the content.
Focus on quality--All Web sites are not created equal. Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?
Be a cyberskeptic--Does the site make claims that seem too good to be true?
Look for the evidence--Rely on research, not opinion.
Check for currency--Look for a date. Is the information current?
Beware of bias--What is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?
Source: MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2014
RECOMMENDED WOMENS' STUDIES SITES
- African American Women Writers of the 19th Century- from the Schomberg Library
- American Women - from the Library of Congress
- American Women's History Online - from MTSU Library Digital Collections
- Biographies of Women in Mathematics
- Biography.com - from A & E Biography
- Center for American Women & Politics - from Rutger's University
- Distinguished Women of Past and Present
- Famous Women Inventors - background information on selected women
- Makers: Women who make America - from PBS
- Margaret Sanger - from New York University
- National Women's Hall of Fame
- United States House of Represenatives: Women in Congress
- United States Senate--Women in the Senate
- MedLinePlus from the National Institutes of Health. See Women's Health and Hispanic American Health
- MedlinePlus en español del Instituto Nacional de Salud. Salud de las mujeres Salud de los hispanoamericanos