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MDTC 300: Internet Sources

Website Evaluation

Put on your critical thinking cap when you browse through the websites. Most of us usually look at the top few results when we do a Google search! Rememeber, better sites may be on successive pages. You should be creafully reviewing wensites; make sure the website is a credible one and relevant to your information needs. Generally .edu and .gov pages are reliable but you need to carefully evaluate .com and .org pages. Many libraries and librarians use their own evaluation criteria but most are similar in their essence. I have been using the SCRAP test (acronym) for many years now and have listed that below.

Internet Sources



American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)

The ASCLS provides affiliates with many resources and opportunities for professional development, education, research support and advocacy within the field of medical laboratory science.

Mayo Clinic Tests and Procedures 


American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

The ASM is a premier source of information on the latest news, research and educational/professional development opportunities for scientists and practitioners in the field of microbiology.

The Essential Role of Laboratory Professionals
Bloodline - Hematology Education & News

News, select publications and other e-resources for hematology and oncology scientists and practitioners.

Parasites info from CDC
Microscopy Society of America

The MSA is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and advance the techniques and applications of microscopy and microanalysis in all relevant scientific disciplines.

Laboratory Science, Policy and Practice Program Office

LSPPPO's mission is to "provide leadership, advocacy and cross-cutting services to continuously strengthen the quality of laboratory science, policy and practice at CDC, in the U.S. and globally."

ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory

"ARUP's Laboratory Test Directory contains complete, up-to-date test information, including methodology and reporting times, collection and transportation specifications, reference intervals, test notes, and CPT codes."

Faculty of 1000 Medicine

Recommendations and ratings of top articles in medicine from leading scientists and clinicians.

Should You Get Tested For Zika Virus? A Flowchart Screening Pregnant women for Zika Testing - from CDC

Guidance for US Laboratories Testing for  Zika Virus Infection






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