Information literacy

Information literacy

Can she read it : readability and literacy in health education

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Mary Breen
Janis Wood Catano
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Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses how to make health information readable. Lists easy-to-read resources. Offers information on how to write for people with low literacy skills. 

Online pediatric information seeking among mothers of young children: results from a qualitative study using focus groups

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English
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Jay M Bernhardt
Elizabeth M Felter
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explores why and where mothers of young children look for online health information and how they determine if the information they receive is trustworthy.

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ISSN 14388871
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Includes bibliographical references.

Health attitudes, health cognitions, and health behaviors among Internet health information seekers: population-based survey

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English
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Author: 
Mohan J Dutta-Bergman
Publisher: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Demonstrates that people who gather information on the Internet are more health-oriented than non-users of Internet health information.

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ISSN 14388871
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Includes bibliographical references.

Information preferences and practices among people living with HIV/AIDS: results from a nationwide survey

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English
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Online
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Timothy P Hogan
Carole L Palmer
Publisher: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 
2005

Looks at how and where people living with HIV/AIDS get health information.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Well-written health information: a guide

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English
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Kay Currie
Janet Spink
Meera Rajendran
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Department of Human Services Victoria
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Melbourne, Victoria

Assists health practitioners to work with consumers to design written consumer health information. Provides guidelines and a bibligraphy.

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HEAE.C87 2000
ISSN 14442566

Looking for wellness on the Web

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Chinese
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Online
Author: 
deb kozak
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Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program
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ISSN 08293708

Experts vs. online consumers: a comparative credibility study of health and finance web sites

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English
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Online
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Julianne Stanford
Ellen R. Tauber
B. J. Fogg
Leslie Marable
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Consumer WebWatch
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Yonkers, NY

Compares the results of two parallel studies in which a small group of health and finance experts and a large group of consumers evaluated the credibility of web sites. Concludes that health experts assign more importance to the reputation, information sources, and motives behind sites. Consumers tend to assess health sites more on the basis of overall visual design.

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Women's health: reading between the lines

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English
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Online
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Alex Merrill
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Suggests ways the public can critically evaluate news reports on health issues. Points to questions to consider while reading an article on a health study and where to look for further information.

Information needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered health care professionals: results of an Internet survey

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English
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Online
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Charles R. Fikar
Latrina Keith
Publisher: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Chicago, IL

Examines basic facts and considred opinions from health care professionals and students about the information needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered health care professionals and their interactions with medical librarians.

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ISSN 15365050

How Canadians find health information on the Internet

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English
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Online
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Vancouver Public Library
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents demographic details of Canadians accessing the Internet for health information. Discusses the concerns surrounding the credibility of such information and describes a number of initiatives created to help consumers assess the quality of their search results.

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