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From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet

Where do you turn for trusted health information? This course will provide you with tools to determine whether health information web sites are trustworthy and reliable or whether to look elsewhere. Criteria for evaluating health information web sites will be provided and interactive assignments will reinforce concepts.


  • Become familiar with unique issues surrounding health information on the internet.
  • Understand the nature of web-based resources and why people post information to the internet.
  • Evaluate health information web sites using a set of criteria provided so that you can determine whether or not the sites are trustworthy sources of health information.

This course is certified for 3 Medical Library Association CE contact hours that can be applied to the Medical Library Association's Consumer Health Information Specialist program.

If you are interested in taking this class, please email Terri Ottosen .

Please note that class size is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list for first access to the next upcoming class when it is announced on the SEA Currents blog.