Content Evaluation

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Tips for the Savvy Supplement User: Making Informed Decisions and Evaluating the Information


Contributed by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Link: http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/Consume...
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Guide to supplements

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How to Evaluate Health Information on the Internet


Contributed by: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Link: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers...
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FDA guide to finding quality information on the internet.

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Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (RAILS)


Contributed by: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Link: http://www.railsontrack.info/about.aspx
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This website facilitates the assessment of digital literacy, information literacy, and critical thinking skills by providing example rubrics, training materials, readings, and a discussion forum.  The rubric on this site serve two goals: first, they allow educators to assess student digital literacy skill levels; second, they articulate these skills so that students can learn what it is they should be able to know and do with regard to information in all formats.  All rubrics included in the site can be modified and saved in new versions by anyone who registers (free) as a site participant.  This site is designed for teachers, professors, librarians, information professionals, students, and parents. 

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Responsible Literature Searching for Research: A Self-Paced Interactive Educational Program


Contributed by: University of Pittsburgh
Link: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/services/responsible_lite...
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An online education module to teach researchers the fundamentals of responsible literature searching for research practice.

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Bay Area Video Coalition


Contributed by: Bay Area Video Coalition
Link: http://www.bavc.org/video-curriculum-overview
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BAVC's YouthLink Curriculum is designed to introduce the tools of media
production and analysis through creative and socially relevant visual
storytelling.

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University of Maryland Health Literacy Resource


Contributed by: University of Maryland Baltimore
Link: http://guides.hshsl.umaryland.edu/healthliteracy
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A guide for health literacy.

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Diabetes Treatment and Prevention


Contributed by: Indian Health Service
Link: http://www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Diabetes/index....
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Web based training provided by the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. IHS is responsible for developing, documenting, and sustaining clinical and public health efforts to treat and prevent diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web


Contributed by: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://nnlm.gov/training/consumer/prescription/
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This hands-on introduction to consumer health information will cover the information-seeking behaviors of consumers, the basics of MedlinePlus.gov, DIRLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov and other reliable web pages such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups. It will cover sites devoted to pharmaceutical information for consumers, drug-interaction databases and herbal information.

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Nevada Literacy


Contributed by: State of Nevada
Link: http://literacynet.org/nevada/
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This is the main Web site for literacy programs in Nevada. Contains links to see specific programs in Nevada, or explore the Nevada and National Institute for Literacy resources of interest.

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Ten Tips on Evaluating Immunization Information on the Internet


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/tips.htm
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Guide on evaluating immunization information on the internet.

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HHS Finding Quality Information


Contributed by: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Link: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/guidetoq/guidetoq7.ht...
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A guide to finding quality information online.

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Avoiding "Miracle" Health Claims


Contributed by: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Link: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/health/he...
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Guide to avoid "miracle" health claims