American Council on Science and Health
- In a column on the left
of the first screen is a set of links to information about the
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) and to information
about the eight public health topics discussed on the site.
each topic there are Press Releases and Editorials, which are
typically a few paragraphs long; Publications, which are quite
substantial in length; and articles from Priorities for
Health Magazine, whose length is somewhere in between.
The site also has a keyword searching mechanism.
- Dates are provided for
all the essays. Some go back as far as 1993 while some are as
recent as 2003.
- While all the material
is written by healthcare professionals, the Publications are
what make this site an especially valuable source. These are
lengthy, peer-reviewed articles. It should be noted that all
of the nine essays that came up on a keyword search for SARS
appeared elsewhere on the site. So the keyword searching is
simply another way to search the site rather that a mechanism
for finding additional information on a topic.
as the material concerns public health, it is time sensitive.
Users should draw on only the most recent articles or at least
compare material in articles that go back farther than the late
nineties with more recently published material on the same topics