Now let's learn about finding reliable health information,
using reputable subject directories. What is the difference between
finding information on the Internet using a search engine (like Google
or Alltheweb) or a subject directory (like Yahoo)? The big difference
between search engines and subject directories is that the information
in subject directories is hand-picked and evaluated by a professional
in the field. In our case, this means by a healthcare professional
with specific standards in mind. MEDLINEplus is an excellent subject
directory put together and maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
It pulls together links to reliable, trustworthy resources.
on the MEDLINEplus link to go to
- Click on Health Topics (purple link on the left of
your screen). Explore a health topic either by its first letter
or broad group.
- Continue to click on links
until your computer opens up a new screen and you can see an actual
What is the title and URL (address) of the Web site?
Also see if you can find information about the creators
of the Web article.