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Evaluating a Website for Credibility
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Chamberlain College of Nursing
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Foundational Concepts and Applications
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Evaluating a Website for Credibility
It is important to obtain information from reliable and credible sources, especially when it

pertains to one’s health. “Health information seekers frequently use the most convenient means

available to obtain information online” (Anderson & Klemm, 2008). Many Internet users get

health information from well-known search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing. The user is

responsible for determining if the information on the site is from a reliable and credible source

(Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the credibility

of the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is an

organization providing people worldwide with credible, up-to-date health related information. It

provides information on diseases, treatments, healthy living, outbreaks, vaccinations, prevention

and much more. The web address is The website

has a domain of .gov, which means its a government agency. The website is accessible through

search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing by typing Centers for Disease Control or CDC in

the search bar. The website was chosen for its impact on the nations health through its research,

public education, training, and expertise in infectious diseases and health related topic. It is

aimed for health care providers, educators, students, policy makers, and anyone wanting health

information (, n.d.).

Analysis of the Website
The following five criteria were used to evaluate the CDC website for credibility:
The website provides information that is reviewed by experts such as researchers, health...