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Health Law Research Guide: Evaluating Internet Resources

A gateway to online resources, including federal, state, and international health law, health law topics, legal and medical journals and newsletters, legal and medical agencies and organizations, and relevant discussion groups.

Contact a Librarian

You may contact any of the reference librarians directly but your professor's liaison may be more familiar with the topics he/she is currently researching. 

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Evaluate Websites

Note official websites of agencies, universities, courts, states, and other legislative, executive, and judicial organizations. Evaluate online resources by identifying the source of information:

  • Who is the author?
  • What are the author's credentials?
  • Level of objectivity--an advocacy or interest group website can be a valuable source of information, unless the organization hides its mission.
  • When was the website last updated and how often is it updated?
  • Verify the information found
  • Note that some websites (i.e. Wikipedia) can be altered by anyone

Internet Archive

To view archives of websites, visit the Internet Archives - Wayback Machine. Enter the URL or some keywords to find previous versions of a website.