Updated January 2010
The purpose of the CAPHIS Top 100 List is to provide CAPHIS members and other librarians with a resource to use in their daily practice and teaching. Secondly, it is our contribution to the Medical Library Association so that the headquarters staff can refer individuals to a list of quality health web sites. Our goal is to have a limited number of resources that meet the quality criteria for currency, credibility, content, audience, etc., as described on our website. These lists of resources expand upon the MLA Top Ten List.
No direct recommendation or sponsorship by CAPHIS or MLA of these listed web resources is implied. The resources referenced here are intended to provide general information for you. Some resources will contain information that is the opinion of the author and not necessarily that of your physician. Please consult your healthcare provider for individual information on your specific condition.
The Medical Library Association and CAPHIS endorse the Criteria for Assessing the Quality of Health Information on the Internet of the Health Summit Working Group. These sites have been reviewed using the HSWG guidelines and other criteria such as outlined in this collection of guidelines. These criteria include: credibility, sponsorship/authorship, content, audience, currency, disclosure, purpose, links, design, interactivity, and caveats. Health sciences librarians are uniquely qualified, through our training and experience, to evaluate the quality of health-related Web sites. We hope you use evaluative criteria on all health web sites you use. Sites are reviewed by the CAPHIS Top 100 Committee.