How to Find “Healthy” Information

How to Find “Healthy” Information
Dr. Google’s waiting room is very crowded.  More adults than ever searched for health information online and most people begin with a search engine like Google, found a recent Pew Research Center report.

How “healthy” is that information?
Librarians at Werner Medical Library offer some tips to finding reliable sources:

  • Avoid using Google or search engines to start your search
  • Instead, use a health website to start your search, go to MedlinePlus

Need help finding info?
Ask us to send you “healthy” reliable health information by mail or email.  Contact Werner Medical Library:

How can I tell if a website is trustworthy?

  • Check the source of information.  Who wrote the material?
  • Who sponsors the website?
  • Learn how to evaluate websites.