PPL20 Health Issues Research

Intro to Streaming Video

Recommended Online Sources

Get the password for John McCrae Virtual Library Books HERE.



Get the password for John McCrae Virtual Library Books HERE.

Recommended health websites from the University of Waterloo's Nutrition Department of the Campus Wellness Centre.


Be Cautious! Websites

Medical Information is too important to get from a content farm. A Content Farm

  • is a website whose primary purpose is to promote ad clicks
  • focusses on topics that will draw the most views (for example, health issues)
  • has content that is unoriginal which is often copied across many sites
  • contains large areas on page devoted to click buttons or ads
  • hires freelance article writers, who may be but are not necessarily qualified in the subject
  • provides article writer bios that tend to be “friendly” and refer to long experience rather than qualifications in the topic area
  • contains many infolink clickthroughs

Popular content farms include

Content Farm content can be accurate, but it is not reliably accurate. Always compare the information to information from other sites.