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    Full TextEvidence Summaries

    ACP Pier and AHFS DI Essentials - 2012 Published by the American College of Physicians, the Physician's Information and Education Resource is a collection of more than 400 evidence summaries for guidance at the point-of-care.

    DynaMed Full text summaries of evidence on diagnosis and therapeutics for specific clinical topics.

    Essential Evidence Plus - Best evidence summaries for primary care topics. Includes POEMs.

    HSTAT: Health Services/Technology Assessment Text- Consensus statements, Preventive Guides, and Technology Assessments since 1994 for professionals and consumers.

    Nursing Reference Center-provides evidence based clinical information for education, research and point of care.   Includes links to articles in CINAHL.

    UpToDate -  Full text synthesis of evidence on diagnosis and therapeutics for specific clinical topics.

    Systematic Reviews

    PubMed Health  Comprehensive database of systematic reviews worldwide, including Cochrane and information on clinical effectiveness.

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews   Full text appraisals of controlled trials on specific topics produced by a worldwide collaboration.

    DARE  - Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects provides structured abstracts of systematic reviews published worldwide.  Includes assessments of the research.

    PubMed/Clinical Queries/Systematic Reviews provides a filtered subset from PubMed - filtered for systematic reviews, met-analyses, consensus reports and guidelines. 


     National Guideline ClearinghouseSearchable database maintained by NIH & AHRQ of evidence-based clinical guidelines submitted by various authoritative and professional agencies .

    Clinical Practice Guidelines  AHRQ: Agency for Health Care Research and Quality supports research to identify evidence-based information to improve the quality of health care.

    Nursing Best Practice Guidelines From the Registered Nurses' Assoc. of Ontario guidelines for clinical client care and for Healthy Work Environments

    BestPractice Information Sheets The Joanna Briggs Institute of Australia represents an international multidisciplinary collaboration to provide best evidence at the point of care.

    NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aims to produce guidelines to improve the quality of patient care within England and Wales.

    Article Abstracts with Appraisals

     ACP Journal Club  is indexed in PubMed. Add AND + search terms to the linked search.

    POEMs is a current awareness subscription services offered by Essential Evidence PLUS and provides abstracts with appraisals of current research that matter to patient care.

    Databases for Research Articles

     CINAHL Plus with full text (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Literature) is a premier database indexing approx. 3,000 journals (1981-present)  in nursing and allied health.

    PubMed Clinical Queries/Clinical Categories provides a  subset of research studies relevant to clinical tasks  (diagnosis, etiology, therapy and prognosis)  based on valid, reliable scientific methodology drawn from biomedical journal literature worldwide back to 1948.

    Cochrane Register of Clinical Trials   lists definitive controlled trials in healthcare used in developing Cochrane systematic reviews. More comprehensive than PubMed for clinical trials.

    TRIP: Turning Research into Practice, one of the original EBP databases is based in the UK and brings together all evidence-based healthcare resources on the internet. Multidisciplinary.

    Databases for Measurement Tools

    Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) 1985-present  Database of measurement instruments: questionnaires, interviews, checklists, index measures, rating scales, test for researchers to identify required measurement instruments.

    PsycINFO, is the largest database of scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral and mental health sciences.