This Web site is an important part of CDC's DES Update and includes sections for health care providers and the public.
Use the preceding guidelines to think about the credibility, expertise, bias, and funding of the source of information.
Be sure there is sufficient documentation to help you determine whether the publication is reliable including footnotes, a bibliographies, credits, or quotations.
Audience Who are the intended readers and what is the publication's purpose?
Please view the Updated Bibliographies on the Updated Bibliographies page for updated information on this topic.
Credible Websites For Research Papers
Health care providers trust and use research published in credible, peer-reviewed scientific journals.
However, a single study is never enough to make a case; new research requires other studies to support the results before a study's findings are considered applicable to medical practice.
More and more, health-related Web sites and newsletters are available to people with Internet access.
In other words, one study alone is never enough to make a case - it simply gives direction about what new research is needed.
Objectivity, the ability to report study results without personal bias, is an important consideration when conducting research.