Intute is an evaluated gateway for many different resources including Medicine and Nursing, midwivery and allied health. This means that it is a search engine which will search a limited number of websites where all information has been carefully evaluated prior to inclusion on the website.
Essentially it is the same as searching Google, but will only return a small number of high quality results. It also has the added advantage that you can browse by the same thesaurus headings used by Medline or the Royal College of Nursing.
This week sees a revamp of the website to a new cleaner interface, providing you with the latest articles added and free personal login which allows you to save searches.
The virtual training suite offers a selection of very short online tutorials to help you learn to navigate the web by creating your own shopping cart of bookmarks, advice on evaluating online information and tips on how to search. Areas of focus include allied health, dentistry and oral health, health and social care, medicine, midwivery, nursing and pharmacy. Internet Dectective is a good basic starting point to learn the good and bad of the web.
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