Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
How do I find credible websites?
You can find websites by searching the Internet with your keywords. When searching the Internet, it is important that you analyze your sources carefully to make sure the information is correct and unbiased.
The domain of a website (the suffix at the end of a web address) can be a good indicator of the the website's authority and accuracy.
||Branches of the United States federal government
||Charitable, religious, or lobbying groups
||Branches of the United States Armed Forces
||Internet Service Provider
||Catch-all for various different types of websites
As you conduct your research, you may find website sources providing information, research or commentary. As with any source outside the CSU Library, please fully evaluate it and make sure it meets your assignment's resource requirements. If you have questions about using a website for your research, please contact your professor.
How do I evaluate websites for credibility?
The following is a list of additional resources to explore. Always verify assignment parameters for resource requirements.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public and in advancing the HIM profession.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides credible health information in the broad areas of: Diseases & Conditions; Emergency Preparedness & Response; Environmental Health; Life Stage & Populations; Healthy Living; Injury, Violence & Safety; Travelers’ Health; Workplace Safety & Health.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Offers researchers and other health care professionals a broad range of quantitative information on programs, from estimates of future Medicare and Medicaid spending to enrollment, spending, and claims data, and a broad range of consumer research to help its partners and staff.
Healthcare Financial Management Association
The leading membership organization for healthcare financial management executives and leaders. In addition to other resources HFMA offers a Career Center, Knowledge Center with downloadable docs on topic on interest to Financial Management professionals and a forum to connect with other professionals in the field.
Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Accredits and certifies more than 17,000 hospitals, health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.