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GOOGLE SEARCH TOOLS

Advanced Google Search: to focus your search

  • Search domains:  .edu, .gov, .org
  • Search pages updated recently
  • Search a phrase:  "oral health"
  • Search a region:  Mexico

Google Scholar:  to find scholarly books & articles
Google News:  to 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 it make claims that seem too good to be true? Does it promise quick, 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  Is the information current?

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

Source:  MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing 2014

 

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