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DNA Science: Forensics, Food, and Medicine: Module 2: Cancer

Using Medline Plus to Find Health Information

MedlinePlus is a website from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine that provides current, reliable health information for the general public. 

Watch the brief video below to learn how to find information on MedlinePlus.

Find Journal Articles

Here are several scholarly journals, available electronically through Brown University Library, that may be useful for the assignment for Module 2.

Note on Access to Licensed Electronic Resources: License agreements for most of the Library's electronic resources permit access only to currently-enrolled Brown University students, staff, and faculty.  The licensed icon Licensed Icon next to a resource indicates that, if you have not already authenticated (e.g. through Canvas), you will be prompted to log in with your Brown username and password before gaining access to these licensed resources.


Websites can be valuable sources of information, but like any resource, it is important to evaluate a website prior to using information from it.  When evaluating a resource, consider its currency, authority (authorship), accuracy, and purpose or bias.

Listed below are several websites that may be useful for the assignment for Module 2.