September 14, 2007
From the very beginning I had the feeling that Scirus would return relevant and useful information on my query [Health Benefits Organic Food]. The site gave me this impression because the phrase “for scientific information only” is in the site’s title. The idea of a science only site is great when you are looking for a credible scientific source. When I say “credible scientific source,” I am referring to a source that is based on facts, research, and scientific procedure rather than opinions and beliefs. In my case, I would prefer to see credible research from doctors and scientists about the benefits (or lack of benefits) from eating organic food.
Indeed my query did return very relevant information. The first result was titled Does organic food bring added health benefits?—the exact question I am trying to answer. In general, it appears that Scirus searches through the databases of many other sites and returns the articles and other results in its query. My experience confirms my original intuition that Scirus is a great resource if you want results from scientific sources.
I also thought it was interesting to see a result from Don't Panic Eat Organic. If you remember, I found this site after using Yahoo Directory which proves that there is always more than one way to skin a cat.
Posted by joezat at September 14, 2007 05:34 PM