Evaluating Health Info

Knowing how to evaluate health information on the web can help you to use your research time wisely and also help you find the right answers to your questions. Click on any of the sites listed here to find out more.

Health On Net foundation
The Health On the Net Foundation has elaborated the Code of Conduct to help standardise the reliability of medical and health information available on the World-Wide Web.

Medlineplus - Trusted Health Information for you
This on–line tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Content on the Internet is unregulated; anyone can publish anything on the Internet. There is sound medical information on the Internet along with dangerous information. You need to be able to tell the difference.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Sponsored by the US Department of Health and Social Services, this site offers a downloadable guide that discusses reliability when searching the Web for information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

Canadian Public Health Association
Offered in English and French, this Canadian site provides a few quick tips on how to judge the reliability of health information online.

Humber River Regional Hospital
This site provides a basic guide to evaluating health information. It also provides links to reliable websites and health databases.

 This page contains links to web sites which provide health information. Please note that these sites are not affiliated with The Montreal Children’s Hospital Family Resource Library.



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