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Health Professions Library Help Guide

A guide to OCCC Library resources for health and medical professions students.

ABCDs of Website Evaluation

Check out the ABCDs definitions below or review the slide show to start familiarizing yourself with this rubric.

  • Authority
    • Who is the author? What are the author's credentials?  
    • Does the author have expertise in the area?
    • Is the author associated with a reputable organization? 
  • Bias
    • Is the information balanced? 
    • Is it more opinion than fact?
    • Is the page a presentation of facts or designed to sway opinion? 
    • Is a product, service, or idea being sold?
  • Currency
    • When was the page last updated?
    • Are any links dead?
    • Is the information consistent with your knowledge in the subject?
  • Documentation
    • Is information documented with references?
    • Are the facts given supported with evidence?
    • If statistics are provided, what is the source?
    • Is the page free of spelling mistakes or other obvious mistakes? 
ABCDs Website Evaluation by OCCCLibrary