This LibGuide has been developed for participants in the University of Toledo's Prevent T2 program. It is intended to provide general health & wellness information. Some material may contain information that is the opinion of the author and not necessarily that of a doctor or other qualified health professional. Only a health professional can interpret and individualize information for a specific person's condition or situation. Information provided by this LibGuide does not imply medical recommendation, endorsement, or approval by the University of Toledo or the Prevent T2 Program. Please consult your health care provider for specific medical questions.
For specific questions about the Prevent T2 Program at UToledo, contact Andrea Masters, MPH, Employee Wellness Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jolene Miller, MLS, is the Director of the Mulford Health Science Library and one of the faculty librarians there. She is maintaining this LibGuide. Let her know if there are any broken links. Her contact information is below.
One of the benefits to the internet is also a drawback: there is a lot of information on any topic imaginable. Anyone can publish anything online, so it is important to be careful when deciding what information to use. With health information, these issues are no different. Here are some resources that provide some guidelines to help you identify information of high quality.
Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information - from the American Academy of Family Physicians
How To Evaluate Health Information on the Internet: Questions and Answers - from the National Institutes of Health
Librarian's note: Be on the lookout for potential biases and/or conflicts of interest. While .org designates a nonprofit institution, this includes industry trade groups.
A great place to start looking for quality health information is MedlinePlus, a project of the U. S. National Library of Medicine. It provides information reviewed for quality and links to other information from reputable organizations.