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University Wellness: Quality Information for Quality Health: About

High-quality information for University of Toledo students, staff, and faculty

About this LibGuide

This LibGuide has been developed for you to support your journal to increased health! It is intended to direct you to high-quality health & wellness information.

Disclaimer: While all materials selected for this LibGuide are high-quality, some material may contain information that is the opinion of the author and not necessarily that of doctors or other qualified health professionals. 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. Please consult your health care provider if you have specific health or medical questions.

Questions about University Wellness at UToledo and how it can support your health goals, contact Andrea Masters, MPH, Employee Wellness Consultant, andrea.masters2@utoledo.edu

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.

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Finding High-Quality Health Information Online

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  URLs ending in .org designates a nonprofit institution, this includes industry trade groups, which may be selective in terms of the information they provide.

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.