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When selecting Internet resources it is
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the USM Library’s Evaluating Web Resources guide, or Evaluating Web Pages (UC Berkley)
for evaluation criteria. The following is a selected list of websites
that you may find useful.
Best Practice Guidelines
Developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Designed to provide nurses with evidence-based recommendations regarding assessment and/or screening in a variety of practice settings. Includes 29 published guidelines as well as a Toolkit and Educator's Resource to support implementation.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. You can browse the guidelines by disease/condition, by treatment/intervention, or by the name of the submitting organization. Guidelines are abstracted into a standardized format and easy to compare.
National Institute on Aging
NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. NIA is the primary Federal agency supporting and conducting Alzheimer's disease research.
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