While there is truly a wealth of health information freely available on the Internet, it varies widely in quality. Some websites contain current, authoritative, well-research information. Others sites offer out-of-date, misleading, or flat out false information. As such, it is especially important to be a critical consumer of information when locating sources on the open web.
The Medical Library Association's guide to finding good health information online is directed towards patients and consumers, but is helpful for any web-user wishing to evaluate the health content they locate online. Health professionals may also benefit from reviewing the information outlined on the Evidence-Based Practice section of this research guide.