Hack your health research process! This guide contains links to trustworthy health information sites and criteria to consider when evaluating health information online. It was created to support and supplement the curriculum of Adulting 101: Is There a Doctor in the HOUSE?, a health literacy workshop put on by the Robert B. House Undergraduate Library in partnership with the Health Sciences Library.
First, take a look at this health information website: “Fluoride poisoning: The top signs and symptoms to watch out for.”
Next, using the Evaluating Health Information Worksheet (PDF) as a guide, evaluate this website for trustworthiness and accuracy of information.
The scenario: You see an interesting infographic on Facebook, but before you click on “share,” you decide to dig deeper.
Using a reliable health information resource and criteria for evaluating health information, decide if you would trust the health information conveyed in the infographic. If not, what source(s) would you recommend?