RTC Library offers several databases with useful information on childhood diseases, their cause and treatment:
Try these databases on the RTC Library Database page. (Your log-in is your RTC student email address and password.)
These Internet sites also have credible information:
Merck Manual - Consumer Edition
The Mayo Clinic Diseases and Conditions
Contact a Librarian:
Through email (email@example.com).
Text us: (425) 336-2764
Online research help, 24 hours a day
Book a Librarian for a reference consultation.
Look For The HON Code on Medical Web Sites
The information in the sites listed above is good, creditable information. That isn't always true for health sites on the internet. If you want to do further research on the Internet, look for the Health on the Net (HON) code.
It can be difficult to decide which websites offer credible health information. The Health On the Net Foundation has developed the HON Code. Sites that display the HON Code symbol have subscribed to a code of ethics and passed an inspection that requires the site to cite the sources of their information, indicate the qualifications of the authors of the material, back up any claims made relating to benefits of a practice or medication, make sure their site is accessible, make sure that the authors can be contacted, identify the site's funding sources, and distinguish advertising from editorial content. (From the HON Foundation http://www.hon.ch/.)
Look for the HON symbol when you are evaluating a web site. If it appears, you know that the site has been evaluated for the qualities listed above.