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Nursing - RN to BSN Online Program - Library and Information Resources Orientation: Websites

Useful information resources and tips for new students beginning the RN to BSN program at WSU.

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Evaluating Websites and Other Sources

Before you rely on ANY type of information (websites, media, books, articles), you should evaluate whether the source is credible. The checklists are different approaches to the same process and this is not an exhaustive list.  Other approaches and checklists are available.  Use the approach(es) that work best for you, but be sure to evaluate!!

Recommended Websites

This is NOT an exhaustive list, but they are reputable health care websites that provide information for professionals to get you started.  Please use the information intended for professionals because some of these sites also provide information intended for patients. If you have questions, please ask a librarian.

Advanced Web Searching

IMPORTANT:  You must EVALUATE all the websites you find for credibility and appropriateness.  The sites linked at the top of this page provide information to help you do this.

Do not use a source if you cannot establish its credibility, authority, or appropriateness.  If you are still unsure after using the evaluation methods on this page, discuss your concerns with your instructor before using the source.

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