Information literacy

Information literacy

Adolescents searching for health information on the Internet: an observational study

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English
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Online
Author: 
Derek L. Hansen
Holly A. Derry
Paul J. Resnick
Caroline R. Richardson
Publisher: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents the findings of a study that examined how adolescents search for health information using the Internet. Discusses the implications for constructing realistic simulations of adolescent search behaviour, improving distribution and usefulness of Web sites with health information relevant to adolescents, and enhancing educators' knowledge of what specific pitfalls students are likely to encounter.

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ISSN 14388871

Researching medical literature on the Internet: 2005 update

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English
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Online
Author: 
Gloria Miccioli
Publisher: 
Law Library Resource Xchange, LLC
Publication Date: 
2005

Provides a guide to searching for medical literature on the Internet. Includes a listing of reliable web sites.

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Womenspace

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization that promotes women’s participation in information and communication technology.

Primary Telephone: 
(613) 729-0746
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
kathy@womenspace.ca
Fax Number: 
(613) 729-5937
Street Address: 
302-1066 Somerset W
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1Y 4T3

Will women change technology or will technology change women?

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Ursula Martius Franklin
Publisher: 
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines whether the presence of women within the technological enterprise in significant numbers could change the nature of that enterprise into paths more consistent with feminist goals and values. Explore si une présence significative de femmes dans le milieu technologique pourrait en entraîner la transformation en foction de valeurs et d'objectifs féministes.

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ISBN 091965309X
WOMR.F73 1985

Proceed with caution: a report on the quality of health information on the Internet: report summary

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English
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Online
Author: 
California HealthCare Foundation
Publisher: 
California HealthCare Foundation
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Oakland, CA

Provides a summary report of a study commissioned by California HealthCare Foundation to describe and evaluate health information available on the Internet, particularly English-language and Spanish-language search engines and web sites. Highlights the study's methods and overall findings. A more detailed description can be found in the Complete Study, posted on the Foundaiton's web site (http://ehealth.chcf.org).

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ISBN 1929008619

Breast cancer information triage tool

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Susanne Arnold
Joanne Pawelek
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer InfoLink, Prairies/NWT
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Developed to help individuals and organizations respond appropriately to requests for information on breast cancer.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.B74 1997

Directory of plain language health information

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publisher: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a tool for health professionals to locate excellent examples of plain language health information on a variety of subjects. Presents a list of 375 titles from 50 organizations. Includes Appendices providing basic information on plain language and clear design tips.

Pickering Public Library Central Branch

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NGO - Non Government Organization

Library services * Children's Services, adult and children's reference * inter library loan, visiting library service * personal computers for public use * reading clubs, children's storytime and Babytalk * internet training 
 
 Meeting rooms available * auditorium, capacity 100 * boardroom capacity 12 
 
 Business Information Area houses an extensive collection to help individuals who are planning to start a small business * tax and legal requirements, marketing and demographic information about the Region * internet access, workstations with Office Suite and wireless internet 
 
 Library web site provides access to the catalogue, reference and home-work related books and electronic archives * check records, place books on hold and renew items

Primary Telephone: 
905-831-6265
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
help@picnet.org
TTY/TDD: 
905-831-2789
Fax Number: 
905-831-6927
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-888-831-6266
Street Address: 
PO Box 368
City: 
Pickering
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L1V 2R6
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