Evaluating and Establishing Alternate Database-Online Resources

Becoming a critical thinker and maintaining high academic integrity is essential in any academic field. There are several reliable sources and database. However, the community of readership must develop assessment skills that would allow them to evaluate further, the credibility of the sources beyond the point of origin. Most importantly, the community of readership should understand how to use the information retrieved and its applicability, and perhaps, whether the information is a ghostwritten information. Fortunately, the percentage of ghostwriting is declining. “In 2008, the overall prevalence of articles with honorary authorship, ghost authorship, or both, was 21.0%, which represented a decrease from 29.1% in 1996” (Bosch, Esfandiari, & McHenry, 2012, para3). Resources such as the PubMed and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) database provides access to several medical, behavioral, biomedical, molecular database, etc. Also, PubMed/NCBI has a broad range of resource capability, and in many cases, the resources are

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