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GOOGLE SEARCH TOOLS

Advanced Google Search can help you focus your search:

  • Search domains:  .edu, .gov, .org
  • Search pages updated recently
  • Search a phrase:  "Postpartum Depression"
  • Search a region:  Syria

Google Scholar

  • search scholarly books & articles

Google News

  • search online news sources

 

FOR WEBSITES CONSIDER...

Consider the source  Use recognized authorities.  Know who is responsible for the content.

Focus on quality  All Web sites are not created equal.  Does the site have an editorial board? Is the information reviewed before it is posted?

Be a cyberskeptic  Does the site make health claims that seem too good to be true? Does the information use deliberately obscure, "scientific" sounding language? Does it promise quick, dramatic, miraculous results?

Look for the evidence  Rely on medical research, not opinion.  Does the site identify the author? Does it rely on testimonials?

Check for currency  Look for the latest information

Beware of bias  What is the purpose? Who is providing the funding? Who pays for the site?

Protect your privacy  Health information should be confidential  Does the site have a privacy policy and tell you what information they collect?

Consult with your health professional--Patient/provider partnerships lead to the best medical decisions.

Source:  MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2016

 

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

Professional Organizations

  • CSMA -- California Society of Medical Assitants
  • AAMA-- American Association of Medical Assitants

Careers

Cabrillo College Sites

 

CITING WEBSITES

APA Citation Websites

 

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