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Finding Information

About Evidence Based Healthcare Practice

Centre for Evidence-based Medicine (University of Oxford) - EBHC tools
Cochrane Collaboration - all about Cochrane reviews and training resources
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination UK  - guidance for undertaking systematic reviews
McMaster University Library - guide to EBM resources 

Clinical Summaries

Clinical Summaries contain detailed evidence-based summaries about healthcare topics and treatments. They are used primarily as clinical decision support resources.

The Library subscribes to two Clinical Summaries resources:

  1. DynaMed
  2. UpToDate

Finding Syntheses and Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Library - over 6,000 reviews on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions
Campbell Library  -  education, crime and justice and social welfare
Trip Database   - searches multiple websites for reviews
PEDro Database - physiotherapy evidence based studies
NICE Evidence search - searches for evidence from a wide range of health and social care services
PROSPERO - an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care

Finding Clinical Guidelines

National Guideline Clearinghouse - international clinical practice guidelines
NICE - guidance from the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence
SIGN - Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) - development of guidelines and their application into practice

Finding Primary Studies by Type

Clinical Queries at PubMed - find review and studies by diagnosis, therapy, prognosis or prediction filters 

Clinical Research

Centre for Statistics in Medicine - resources, courses and publications 
ClinicalTrials.gov - from the National Institutes of Health, US 
ISRCTN Registry - search multiple registers of RCTs 
WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) 
CONSORT - recommendations for reporting RCTs. 
National Cancer Institute - National Institutes of Health, US