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Experts vs. online consumers: a comparative credibility study of health and finance web sites

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

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

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 ( (See Details)

Published: 2001
The busy woman's guide to the Internet: activism and research on-line
Provides resources and inspiration for women to use the Internet to promote women's equality in human rights. Includes tips on how to get started on the Internet, getting acquainted with the World Wide Web (WWW), and how to be part of the Internet community.
Published: 1999
Live positive
Provides a web site where HIV-positive youth can go for interactive information, games, message boards and more. Created by and for HIV-positive youth with the help of a national advisory committee of professionals. (See Details)
Published: 2005-
Canadians see Internet as good for what ails them
Discusses the results of a survey showing that looking for health information is the number one Web activity among Canadians of all ages. Features the Canadian Women's Health Network and (See Details)
Published: 2002
Ana & Mia: the online world of anorexia & bulimia
Discusses the issues surrounding pro-anorexia and pro-bulima web sites. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Aboriginal Canada Portal
Provides a single window to Canadian Aboriginal online resources, contacts, information and government programs and services. Offers listings of Aboriginal association, businesses, organizations, band, communities, groups, news and peoples. (See Details)
Researching medical literature on the Internet: 2005 update
Provides a guide to searching for medical literature on the Internet. Includes a listing of reliable web sites. (See Details)
Published: 2005