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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4428


Title: Rating Health Web sites using the principles of Citation Analysis: A Bibliometric Approach
Authors: Cui, Lei
Keywords: Original Paper
Web sites, citation analysis, health science, evaluation, bibliometric
Issue Date: 5-Aug-1999
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Lei Cui. Rating Health Web sites using the principles of Citation Analysis: A Bibliometric Approach. J Med Internet Res 1999;1(1):e4 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/1999/1/e4/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/1999/1/e4/ ] The rapid growth in the number of health care related web sites necessitates that medical librarians be able to evaluate the quality of the web sites. By analysing the linked sources medical libraries web pages of nineteen of the top U.S. medical schools, this study used the citation analysis method. What was found with this bibliometric approach was a set of 78 most highly cited WWW sites out of thousands of cited links. The identification of the current, core section of health sciences related web sites with a bibliometric method gives librarians and information scientists another approach for evaluating web sites.
Description: Reviewer: Risk, Ahmad
Reviewer: Della Mea, Vincenzo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4428
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.1.1.e4
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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