Evaluating Websites for Health IV:

Using Credible and Reliable Sites for Health Information


Mastery Objectives: As a result of our time in the Media Center today, you will be able to . . .


  1. Visit the following 8 health-related websites.
  2. Using the attached sheet that explains the five criteria for evaluating websites, discuss whether or not each site is credible and reliable.  You must use the criteria to determine this.
  3. For each website, list at least 3 reasons why the site is credible or why it is not credible.
  4. Move on to part 2 and follow those instructions.
  5. Move on to part 3 and properly cite the two websites using Easybib.com.


PART 1: Websites to visit:


(1) http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/std/aids.htm


(2) http://www.cdc.gov/std/default.htm


(3) http://www.nuvaring.com/Consumer/


(4) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html


(5) http://www.webmd.com/hiv-aids/default.htm


(6) http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/04/sexually_transmitted_diseases_and_fiscal_reality.html


(7) http://abbottnutrition.com/Our-Products/Our-Products.aspx


(8) http://www.philipmorrisusa.com/en/cms/Products/Cigarettes/Health_Issues/default.aspx?src=top_nav