Finding credible consumer health information can be challenging. Many online resources can be misleading or unreliable, especially when it comes to health information.
MedlinePlus® is an online health information resource for patients, and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (MedlinePlus, 2021). MedlinePlus® is an excellent consumer health resource to recommend to patients for credible, trusted information.
MedlinePlus® is easy to navigate!
When appraising consumer health information, it is important to keep these things in mind:
(Dalhousie Libraries, 2021)
Use this checklist when searching for health information online.
MedlinePlus® is a trusted consumer health information resource for health professionals and patients. Be sure to subscribe to the My MedlinePlus® Weekly Newsletter to stay connected to new and emerging information. For more guidance and tips on MedlinePlus®, check out the Using MedlinePlus® page. If you have questions, please reach out to Library Services.
Dalhousie Libraries. (2021). Evaluation of Health Information on the Web. Retrieved from https://dal.ca.libguides.com/c.php?g=257155
MedlinePlus. (2021). Trusted Health Information for You. Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/
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