Using Wikipedia and Google for medical information

Some interesting abstracts from PubMed:

"Google is an efficient web resource for identifying specific medical information." Google was more efficient than all other resources for identifying medical information (P less than 0.0001)

Google Scholar versus PubMed in locating primary literature to answer drug-related questions: no major differences

Wikipedia is not authoritative and should only be a "supplemental source" of drug information

Does Wikipedia provide evidence-based health care information? - No. Who is surprised?

Personality characteristics of Wikipedia members: Introverted women more likely to be members than extroverted women

Mobile Websites from Pubmed: Search Abstracts and Find Disease Associations - Works on Kindle too. The mobile MedlinePlus (for consumers) is at

Image source: Doctors Using Google by Philipp Lenssen, used with permission.

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