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Health and Medicine: Free Online Resources

U.S. Government Websites for Medical Information

There are many sources of health information online, but some are far superior to others. These sites by the National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine contain authoritative, reliable information for consumers, resesarchers, and medical professionals. 

International Medical Information

Evaluating Online Information

The resources listed here are all available online without a subscription. In the course of your research, you may find other sites on related topics. Here are some things to consider when evaluating whether the information you find is credible.

1. Authority--Who created the site/content? What expertise do they have in the topic?

2. Objectivity--What is the purpose of the site/content (an "About" page can help determine this)? Does it present any bias toward the topic?

3. Accuracy--How does the information correspond to what you already know about the topic? Are sourced cited, and are they reliable?

4. Currency--When was the page created, and when was it last updated?

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