185024 Distinguish between good quality and biased information

Saturday, October 25, 2008: 9:00 AM

Joseph Nicholson, MLIS , National Training Center and Clearinghouse, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY
Participants will discuss and review the criteria for evaluating good quality versus biased health information. Using case examples, participants will then practice appraising information. Health information is abundant on the Internet. It is easy to search and come up with a few web sites, but how can you tell if the information is reliable and trustworthy? By following a set of standards, the course will delineate the process through which one can filter out good materials from the questionable health information.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to distinguish between good quality versus biased information.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have experience in organizing and coordinating continuing education classes for health professionals and librarians on a nationwide as well as a local level. This experience includes planning classes and arranging facilities in more than 25 locations nationwide. These classes ranged from searching National Library of Medicine online databases (such as PubMed, TOXNET, and NLM Gateway), researching statistical data from international, national, or local sources, and organizing information retrieval into bibliographic management software (e.g. EndNote, RefWorks).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.