The following series of videos walks you through verifying online sources. They provide a good set of skills for when you are searching for any type of online information.
Videos are provided through NewsWise - a news literacy program to provide school-aged Canadians an understanding of the role of journalism in a healthy democracy and the tools to find and filter information online.
There is an abundance of medical information on the internet. How do you know what to trust? In this guide you will find guidelines for evaluating online medical information.
Look for recognized authorities.
Look for quality.
Look for evidence.
Determine the purpose of the information.
Here are some other resources you can consult when you need help evaluating online information:
The biology librarian is Rachel Arteaga. You can reach her through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can ask research questions through email or set up an appointment online or in person.