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NS 205: RN to BS Program - Technology and Nursing Informatics

Website Evaluation

Use this Website Evaluation form to evaluate one site from the left column and one site from the right column.  Please review the websites based on the beginning letter of your last name.  Students whose last names beginning with A-D will review Arctic Health and Melatonin, etc.

 A-D Arctic Health Melatonin
 E-H OncoLink Visible Embryo
 I-L Lab Tests Medical Library   
 M-P MedlinePlus WebMD
 Q-Z Mayo Clinic  Everyday Health


Review the NS 205 Course Guide tab on Academic Honesty in preparation for your presentation.

Answer the following questions in the discussion board:

This week’s discussion is about copyright. The first two sites give a basic overview of copyright.  Copyright is complex and some lawyers make a living in just this arena. However, as the first site states, “the basics are very simple. Armed with some simple principles, you can save yourself from running afoul of copyright law.”

Fair use is a portion of the law that allows copyrighted material to be used – in specific circumstances. This sites helps you determine if your intended use complies:

Each question has its own thread.  Choose two of the following questions to discuss.

  1. Item without the copyright symbol © are not protected and can be freely used. This holds true for images found on the Internet. 
  2. Discuss the difference between plagiarism and copyright. 
  3. What role has Disney played in US copyright law?


Find three-five relevant articles on your topic using CINAHL.

Use the database features such as subject headings, subheadings, explode, peer review.

Use Boolean Operators (and, or)

Share your search strategy on the wiki.  Group feedback is encouraged.

Add at least three citations to RefWorks and post this bibliography in the wiki.

Describe the criteria you used to evaluate these articles.  Note if you used interlibrary loan.

Revise topic, if necessary,  Describe your new direction on the wiki.