Search Resources (English): Internet use

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Paving the highway to women's health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39834

Discusses the Internet as effective tool in the areas of organizing and collective action, developping public policy, disseminating knowledge and sharing ideas.

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Published: 1998
Women on listservs  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/39756

Discusses how women's use of listservs can help share valuable health information.

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Published: 1998
Searching for health information on-line  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/network-reseau/fall98/fall98net.html

Suggests ways to be careful and critical of the health information being offered on web sites.

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Published: 1998
Evaluating health information on the Internet

Provides direction for people looking for health information online. Lists common things to watch out for, as well as how to evaluate information found.

Published: 2002
Aboriginal women and ICTs in Canada

Discusses the benefits and barriers Aboriginal women face when accessing Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) in daily life, work, school, government and community.

Published: 2006
Accessing social care research: an introductory guide

Provides guidance and tips on how to access research and other information relevant to social care. Written as an introductory guide and intended primarily as a starting point for those who wish to develop their evidence-based skills by increasing their knowledge of sources of social care research.

Published: 2003
Public policy toolkit

Works to contribute to the capacity of women's equality-seeking organizations to participate in the federal public policy process.

Published: 2003
How non-profit organizations can use the internet and open source software

Demonstrates how the Internet and open source software can assist nonprofit organizations.

Published: 2003
Credibility on the web: an international study of the credibility of consumer information on the internet

Assesses websites, covering information on health conditions, financial products, and prices for travel and consumer good, using criteria to measure credibility. Reveals that consumers need to exercise caution when using the Internet as a source of information.

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