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Experts vs. online consumers: a comparative credibility study of health and finance web sites  
http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/dynamic/web-credibility-reports-experts-vs-online.cfm

Compares the results of two parallel studies in which a small group of health and finance experts and a large group of consumers evaluated the credibility of web sites. Concludes that health experts assign more importance to the reputation, information sources, and motives behind sites. Consumers tend to assess health sites more on the basis of overall visual design.

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Published: 2002
How do people evaluate a web site's credibility?: results from a large study  
http://www.consumerwebwatch.org/pdfs/stanfordPTL.pdf

Examines what features of a web site get noticed when people evaluated credibility. Finds that the "design look" of a site is mentioned most frequently, followed by information structure and information focus. Discusses reasons for the prominence of design look and interprets the findings.

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Published: 2002
Women, pornography, and the World Wide Web

Examines the spread and growth of the pornography industry on the Internet.

Published: 2006
Proceed with caution: a report on the quality of health information on the Internet: report summary  
216.86.213.73/2pdfs/v3i48click.pdf

Provides a summary report of a study commissioned by California HealthCare Foundation to describe and evaluate health information available on the Internet, particularly English-language and Spanish-language search engines and web sites. Highlights the study's methods and overall findings. A more detailed description can be found in the Complete Study, posted on the Foundaiton's web site (http://ehealth.chcf.org). (See Details)

Published: 2001
Researching medical literature on the Internet: 2005 update  
http://www.llrx.com/features/medical2005.htm
Provides a guide to searching for medical literature on the Internet. Includes a listing of reliable web sites. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Project Respect  
http://www.yesmeansyes.com/
Presents a youth driven prevention program web site aimed at preventing sexualized violence amongst youth ages 14-19. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Women's health issues: body image  
http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/bodyim.htm
Presents a list of web sites that use humour, sarcasm, anger and insight to challenge the popular myths regarding women and their battle with body image. (See Details)
Published: 2002
kickaction: girls and young women acting for social change  
http://www.kickaction.ca/
Presents a web site for girls and young women who are acting for positive change in their lives, families, communities and governments. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
preventAIDS.ca  
http://www.preventaids.ca/
Presents a web site, specifically targeted at Canadians of Caribbean and African descent, that serves as an interactive and informative resource for information about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Gender websites  
http://www.ids.ac.uk/bridge/reports/re%2065.pdf
Cotains a list of websites in five thematic areas: social development; conflict prevention; governance; work and income; and natural resources and the environment. (See Details)
Published: 2002