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PH 3500: Principles of Health Communication

Promoting information literacy and critical thinking in public health research

What is this Guide for?

This guide is designed to complement the library and research activities in Fall 2017 PH 3500: Principles of Health Communication. The guide covers:

  • Types of information (like peer-reviewed articles or grey literature).
  • The Information Cycle and how news stories affect the way public health information is communicated.
  • Thinking critically about public health information on the Web, using the CRAAP-B test to evaluate sources.
  • Using online tools such as Mendeley to track, share, and organize research.
  • How to cite data used from other sources, including tables, images, and social media.


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