.gov This is a government agency and will be seen in sites like http://www.usdoj.gov or the the United States Department of Justice
.net An internet service provider
.com A commercial site that usually is selling a product or requires a fee for retrieving information provided.
.edu Sites provided by institutes of higher learning, like http://www.ut.edu
.mil This is a military site, for example http://www.army.mil
.org This designates an organization. Sometimes charitable organizations, religious groups, watchdog groups, etc.
Personal sites usually have the name of the company supplying space for a website followed by the author’s name ex. http://members.aol.com/~bodine/rocketscience.html
Another element provided in the URL is the country abbreviation, for example:
.au is Australia
.ca is Canada
.jp is Japan
.uk is the United Kingdom.
Under RESOURCES on the library web page (utopia.ut.edu) select SUBJECT GUIDES. There are subject guides for NURSING and EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE. When either is selected there is an INTERNET link on the tool bar at top. There are many internet links here to reputable websites related to the subject at hand.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The mission of the CDC is to monitor public health, put forth prevention initiatives, investigate health problems and promote healthy behaviors. Excellent information for health care providers, including statistics. Publications include MMWR and Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Healthfinder - This consumer health information site is maintained by the National Health Information Center of the DHHS. It is a directory of health related web sites - government, nonprofit and educational.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) — Est. 1986
The mission of the NINR is to support research in nursing in clinical and community settings through grants and other funding. NINR supports and conducts clinical and basic research and research training on health and illness across the lifespan to build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, prevent disease and disability, manage and eliminate symptoms caused by illness, and improve palliative and end-of-life care.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) - MeSH is the National Library of Medicine’s controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for the Medline/PubMED databases.