Web Site Evaluation Index

February 22, 2020
General Articles
Guideline Issues
Links to Highly Recommended Sites
Sites Recommended with Reservations

These major sites are mostly reliable but have “blind spots” that damage their credibility. Their reliable parts can be very useful, but some parts should be disregarded or viewed with caution.

  • Arthritis Foundation (avoid information on “complementary” and “alternative” methods)
  • WebMD Health (articles related to “complementary and alternative medicine” are highly misleading)

Nonrecommended Major Sites

Each of these sites provides a huge amount of information, most or all of which promotes unsubstantiated theories and/or methods. They may be useful to researchers seeking descriptions of these theories and methods from their proponents. However, they should be avoided by persons seeking high-quality information on which to base a health-related decision.

Nonrecommended Minor Sites