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American Council on Science and Health – Public and Environmental Issues Information Resource

American Council on Science and HealthAmerican Council on Science and Health


From the Internet Reviews column  (by Joni Roberts and Carol Drost) of the  July issue of College and Research Libraries News

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) Web site is a collection of publications by ACSH staff and external publications/media reports on public and environmental health issues. The majority of the content comes from external sources, such as journals and news broadcasts.

The site is structured around six sections that are organized by tabs at the top of the screen: “Home,” “Health Issues,” “News Center,” “Publications,” “Events,” and “FactsAndFears.” However, the site is confusingly split between ACSH-related content and non-ACSH content….

…“FactsAndFears” has the newest and most abundant content; four to six new posts are added daily and are exclusively based on external sources (e.g., “Are Breastfed Babies Better Behaved?” from the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood). “FactsAndFears” content is excluded from the homepage and the site archive. The posts, however, can be found through the Quick Search box on most of the pages, and this section also has its own separate archive….

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July 26, 2011 - Posted by | Educational Resources (High School/Early College(, Librarian Resources | , ,

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