Unit 3, Looking at Valuable Websites



Identifying Great Qualities

Thinking about what we've learned in Unit 1, look at the following Website

  • Click on Teens Health
  • Click on Infections
  • Click on Colds & Flu
  • Click on Sinusitis
  • Read the article and explore the site a bit, remember to be very observant. Think of yourself in the following scenario:

You are applying for college and need to write a research based essay. You decided to write your paper on the increase of colds in winter. You would like to use this website for your research, but you know that they will be checking your sources. Do you deem this site reliable enough to use as a source?

Take a Look

Kids Health is realiable, non-bias, very useful website. How do I know? Write down the elements that would convince you that my statement is true.

We should explore:

  • Look at the end of the article we read on Sinusitis

Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD

Date reviewed: December 2007

Originally reviewed by: Joel Klein, MD

Not only does it give us the date, but it give us the names of the Doctors who reviewed the article with links to their credentials.

  • Scroll to the end of the page and click on Nemours

This is the foundation that created and maintains the site. It gives us a clear picture of the authority who created and is maintaing the site. We do not have to guess at their intentions.