Skip to Main Content

Find Reliable Health Information

A resource from the San Diego Circuit libraries
Avoid health misinformation. Use trusted sources of information. Stay safe and healthy.

Health misinformation is false, inaccurate, or misleading information according to the best available evidence at the time. Misinformation is harmful because it can lead to confusion and misunderstanding with negative consequences.

These fact sheets provide tips for you to identify health misinformation, protect yourself from it, and stop the spread of misinformation.

Fact Sheets

About This Site

This site was made for you by librarians at San Diego Circuit, a group of public and academic libraries in San Diego County, California.

For library workers: Visit the Library Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation for details on launching an online public education campaign to counter health misinformation in your community.

NIH Acknowledgment: Developed resources reported in this site and the fact sheets are supported by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health under cooperative agreement number UG4LM013725. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Page last reviewed: February 10, 2023

Content source: Office of the Surgeon General, National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus