Guide to Health Literacy xxi Verify, verify, and verify: Information found, especially on the Inter- net, needs to be validated, no matter how the information appears on the site (i.e., regardless of the appearance of the site or the quantity of information that is included). Health literacy comes with experience navigating health information. Professional sources of health information, such as doctors, health care providers, and health databases, are still the best, but one also has the power to search for health information and then verify it by consulting with these trusted sources and by using the health information assessment tips and guide shared previously. Mega Subramaniam, PhD Associate Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING American Association of School Librarians (AASL). (2009). Standards for the 21st-century learner in action. Chicago, IL: American Association of School Librarians. Hilligoss, B., & Rieh, S.-Y. (2008). Developing a unifying framework of credibility assessment: Construct, heuristics, and interaction in context. Information Processing & Management, 44(4), 1467–1484. Kuhlthau, C. C. (1988). Developing a model of the library search process: Cognitive and affective aspects. Reference Quarterly, 28(2), 232–242. National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). (2013). Health literacy. Bethesda, MD: National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Retrieved from Ratzan, S. C., & Parker, R. M. (2000). Introduction. In C. R. Selden, M. Zorn, S. C. Ratzan, & R. M. Parker (Eds.), National Library of Medicine current bibliographies in medicine: Health literacy. NLM Pub. No. CBM 2000–1. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Depart- ment of Health and Human Services. St. Jean, B., Taylor, N. G., Kodama, C., & Subramaniam, M. (February 2017). Assessing the health information source perceptions of tweens using card-sorting exercises. Journal of Information Science. Retrieved from St. Jean, B., Subramaniam, M., Taylor, N. G., Follman, R., Kodama, C., & Casciotti, D. (2015). The influence of positive hypothesis testing on youths’ online health-related information seeking. New Library World, 116(3/4), 136–154.
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