Today there are many websites providing health information, and it is important to know which sites provide quality information from authoritative sources. This section offers links to resources that provide guidelines for evaluating web resources and teach how to look for quality information on the web.
- Evaluating Internet Health Information
A 16 minute Flash tutorial from the National Library of Medicine that teaches you how to determine if a site is credible or if it is questionable.
- Medical Library Association’s User Guide to Finding and Evaluating Health Information on the Web
This site provides content evaluation guidelines as well as several recommended websites. The “Top 10” most useful consumer health websites are also listed.
- MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing
This site provides a list of questions you should ask to determine if a website is credible or not.
- MedlinePlus Evaluating Health Information
Provides a list of related websites that help you learn to be critical about health websites and health information.