GOOGLE SEARCH TOOLS
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?
Consult with your health professional--Patient/provider partnerships lead to the best medical decisions.
Source: MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2016
- Cancer.gov -- From the National Cancer Institute
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centros para la prevención y control de enfermedades
- Drug Information Portal -- Quality drug information from the National Library of Medicine
- Ethnomed -- Specific information on various cultures
- Global Health Facts and State Health Facts -- Health data from the Kaiser Family Foundation
- Google MT -- A search engine for Medical Transcription websites
- Health & Wellness Center -- Links and information from Santa Cruz Public Library
- Health on the Net -- Promotes and guides the deployment of useful and reliable online health information. HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
- Health Reports and Statistics -- From the Santa Cruz County Health Services
- Medscape -- Health news and information
- MEDLINEplus and MEDLINEplus en Español -- From the National Library of Medicine
- Medical Dictionary -- MedLine Plus Medical Dictionary
- Merck Manual -- The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 19th Edition, 2011
- Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information -- Links and information from National Library of Medicine
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine -- US lead agency for scientific research on health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse -- Research on drug abuse from the National Institute of Health.
- National Institutes of Health-- Health information and much more
- Surgeon General Reports -- Full text PDF copies, covering 1964-2001
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Women's Health -- From the Mayo Clinic
- Occupational Outlook -- information from the federal government on the job outlook in the Healthcare profession, including Medical Assisting
- Health Professions Education Foundation -- Scholarships & loan repayment
Cabrillo College Sites
APA Citation Websites