Health Literacy and Fake News

Members of the NEOMED community  are bombarded with information regarding diseases, conditions, medications, medical interventions and more. Libraries can provide training on how to evaluate the quality of health and scientific information. The Aneal Mohan Kohli Academic and Information Technology Center has created an infographic for how to evaluate websites.

When searching for health information online, it is important to evaluate the content by asking a few questions. Is this a reputable source? Is there any bias? Who wrote this information? When was this information last updated? Using high-quality information is a key step when making health decisions. If you have questions about evaluating resources, please contact for assistance.

Additional Resources:

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: Evaluating Online Resources

Health News Review

MedlinePlus: Understand Medical Research

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions: How to Spot Fake News

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