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Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Is the information sought very specific? If so, a search engine is the best search tool to use with keywords to describe the exact information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic? Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the web.
Click the Research Skills tab above for great resources on evaluating health information on the Web.
Involves lots of equations, but gives you an idea of the issues related to sample sizes.
A very well organized website for starting research and for finding health statistics. Extensive information about health and disease from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
US National Library of Medicine website providing health information to the general public
Food and Drug Administration website of information on drugs for humans, such as label information and FDA approval history. Look for the Drugs@FDA search link, as well as links for healthcare professionals and consumers, and the Drug Information Pathfinder.
Website of the Federal government agency charged with being the "steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation." Site provides consumer health information, information on clinical trials, and an array of health and research-related information
Website from UC San Francisco's Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Lists government agencies keeping epidemiological data from all over the world.