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The Ohio State University

Health Sciences Library

Health Information for the Public

Websites

Websites are full of great health information. When looking at a website remember to keep in mind:

  • Who runs the site?
  • Why have they created the site?
  • What do they want from you?
  • Who is paying for the site?
  • Is the information from experts?
  • Does the site make unbelievable claims?
  • Is the site current, up-to-date?
  • If they ask for your personal information, what will they do with it?

Below are some reliable websites.

Trusted and Reliable Common Websites

A great place to start with a general health question is MedlinePlus.gov. 


These websites are more specific in their health topics.


There are many more reliable websites on a variety of health topics.

If you need assistance searching these websites or any others, please contact me. All research services provided by the LHI are confidential and free. 

Disclaimer

The material provided by the Library for Health Information is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction.  Consult your health professional for advice relating to a medical condition.

Next Steps

Next steps-  if you want additional information click on different tabs (top left-hand side) to access more reliable websites. Click the Home tab on the left-hand side of the page to go back to the beginning of the guide at any time.