Christine Marton, M.Sc., M.I.St., PhD.Cand. (ABD)

Contact Information

Location: Rm. 625, Claude Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street

Dissertation topic: How women seek health information on the Web

A multi-method study of women from diverse backgrounds in terms of health status, age, and ethnoracial background, using the Web, as well as traditional sources of health information, including print and television, to find health information of relevance to their personal health status, as well as the health status of those they care for.

Medical and Consumer Health Librarianship

Medical Library Association
Section Chair Public Health and Health Administration Section
Committee Chair Cool Web Things Task Force Subcommittee on Social Bookmarking
Newsletter Editor Cancer Librarians Section
Coordinator MEDLIB Listserv

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
EBLIP is an open access, peer reviewed journal
Editorial Advisor

Consumer Health Information Providers Interest Group
Member-at-large and website creator/past webmaster, CHIPIG Website


FIS1325: Online Information Retrieval
Instructor, 2008-2009
Winter 2009
Winter 2008
Summer Term II 2008

FIS1311: Information Technology Applications
Teaching Assistant, Fall 2008,
Course Description
TA hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons, 4:00-5:00pm (Tuesdays, Thursdays), 5:30pm-6:30pm (Wednesdays)
Download handouts:
SRSS Database: Access Lab 1, TA version
Queries Resource Sheet: Access Labs 2 and 3
Forms Resource Sheet: Access Labs 4 and 5

Publications: Consumer health information on the Internet

Marton, C. (2009). Using the Internet to meet the information needs of adult cancer patients and their caregivers.
Charting Consumer Health. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 9(1), 15-22.
Available: Abstract with link to full text

Marton, C. (2007). National cancer institute: A review. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 11(4), 73-75.
Available: Table of Contents

Marton, C. (2006, November). Tom Baker Cancer Centre Library moves forward. CHIPIG Connections, 4.
Available: Full text

Marton, C. (2006, May). Review of: “Use of information resources by cancer patients: results of a systemic review of the research literature”. Reports and articles. Hidden Gems. CHIPIG Connections, 3.
Available: Full text

Marton, C. (2004, September-December). Getting mental health on track. A patient’s guide to medical information. 14.
Available: Full text

Marton, C. (2004). Men's health on the internet. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 28(2), 50-51.

Marton, C. (2003). Quality of health information on the web: User perceptions of relevance and reliability.
New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 4, 195-206.
Available: Abstract

Marton, C. (2001). Environmental scan on women's health information resources in Ontario, Canada. Information Research, 7(1).
Available: Full text

Marton, C., Bayne, J., Murray, S., and Young-Lewis, L. (2001). Consumer Education Scan on Women’s Health Issues.
Toronto: Ontario Women’s Health Council. 95 pages.
Available: Full text

Marton, C. (2000). Evaluating the Women’s Health Matters Website. Special issue: Women and the Internet.
CyberPsychology and Behavior, 3(5), 747-760.
Available: Table of Contents with link to full text

Marton, C. (1999, October 1). Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects (FAS/E) resources on the Internet.
Ontario Health Promotion Email Bulletin, 125(1).
Available: Full text

Marton, C. (1998). Women’s health information on the Internet: A new direction for consumer health information services. Biblioteca Medica Canadiana, 19(4), 146-149.

Consumer Health Information Resources

Cancer Organizations in Canada list of websites
Canadian Public Health Association Health Literacy Portal
Government of Ontario HealthyOntario consumer health website
Health Canada Diseases and Conditions
Toronto Public Library Consumer Health Information Service