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Evidence-Based Resources

  • ACP PIER: The Physicians' Information and Education Resource w/ AHFS Dl Essentials
    • Updated regularly. PIER stands for the Physicians’ Information and Education Resource. Developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP), PIER is designed to be an evidence-based, point-of-care, decision support tool. Currently, PIER consists of approximately 320 disease modules, with 8-10 modules added each month. Features of PIER include consistancy of organization, clear, well-documented recommendations, and links to additional content.
  • BMJ Updates
    • BMJ Publishing Group and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit are collaborating to provide you with access to current best evidence from research, tailored to your own health care interests, to support evidence-based clinical decisions. All citations (from over 110 premier clinical journals) are pre-rated for quality by research staff, then rated for clinical relevance and interest by at least 3 members of worldwide panel of practicing physicians.
  • CINAHL Plus
    • This database provides full text from 1937 to the present for more than 770 journals and more than 275 books/monographs, and searchable cited references to more than 1,350 journals.  It contains more than 2.8 million records including complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisual materials, and book chapters.  Subjects covered include nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health, and 17 allied health disciplines.

  • Cochrane Library
    • Updated regularly. The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, The Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care. The databases are: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE); The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL); The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (Methodology Reviews); Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA); NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED).
  • DynaMed
    • DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. This tool contains clinically organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, and is updated continuously via daily monitoring, evaluation, and integration of the content of over 500 medical journals.

  • Medline - OVID
    • 1946 to Present. Ovid MEDLINE covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,400 journals published world-wide. Corresponds in part to the following print indexes: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing.
  • Natural Standard
    • Full version. Natural Standard was founded by healthcare providers and researchers to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.
  • NCCN Guidelines
    • Register to access the guidelines for free. The NCCN Guidelines® are a comprehensive set of guidelines detailing the sequential management decisions and interventions for the malignant cancers that affect 97 percent of all patients with cancer. In addition, separate guidelines relate to major prevention and screening topics and another set of pathways focuses on the major supportive care areas.
  • PubMed
    • 1946 – Present. PubMed comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources. Corresponds in part to the following print indexes: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing.
  • OT Seeker
    • Critically appraised and rated abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy, designed to provide evaluations of validity and interpretability.
  • PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence
    • PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 22,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice.
  • SCOPUS
    • 1960 - present. Scopus is a citation and abstract database containing peer-reviewed literature, with over 46 million records and 4.8 million conference papers from proceedings and journals. It covers the medical, scientific, technical and social sciences fields. It includes 100% coverage of Medline, 100% coverage of Embase and interoperability with Reaxys.
  • Turning Research into Practice (TRIP)
    • The TRIP database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
  • UpToDate
    • UpToDate is a comprehensive evidence-based clinical information resource available to physicians on the internet. It includes more than 23,000 graphics, including photographs, which can be searched by using the pull-down menu to select “graphics.” UpToDate allows you to use graphics for diagnosis, training and incorporating into presentations.

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