Center for Public Health Nutrition

Quality Health Information on the Web: A Tool KitFinding Student Health Information
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This tutorial features specific student health examples. You will find that MedlinePlus is an excellent, reliable source of quality health information on topics important to you.

Choosing QuestionsTo start the tutorial:

First - identify the type of question that you want to ask.

Do you want to:

  • Get Information
  • Check the evidence
  • Find tools and resources

Here are some examples for each of the the threats to success to you started.

Example 1: Physical Inactivity

  • Your Question: How can we increase students' motivation to be physically active?
  • Search Strategy: Use the directory to find information by health topic.
  • Go to Example

Example 2: Poor Nutrition

  • Your Question: What is a healthy diet for children?
  • Search Strategy: Use the search tool
  • Go to Example

Example 3: Tobacco Use

  • Your Question: Where can I find age appropriate anti-smoking resources for teens?
  • Search Strategy: Use the directory to find information by demographic groups
  • Go to Example

Example 4: Sexual Risk Taking

  • Your Question: I am looking for an interactive overview of sexually transmitted diseases and prevention strategies.
  • Search Strategy: Use the interactive tutorials index
  • Go to Example

Example 5: Alcohol and Other Drug Use

  • Your Question: Where can I find educational materials on alcohol and drug use in different languages?
  • Search Strategy: Use the multiple languages index to find materials in more than 40 languages
  • Go to Example

Example 6: Injury and Violence

  • Your Question: What are risk factors for youth violence?
  • Search Strategy: Use the search tool and links to related resources
  • Go to Example

 

Next Steps

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