Clinical Research


Sources for Statistics and Data

Trends, Charts, and Maps (

Graph and chart data about clinical trials in the searchable collection from

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Data & Statistics

Data, statistics, and other tools and resources from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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OECD Health Data

International Health Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Research

Research findings, data and statistical tools, reports and publications from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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The Changing Face of Clinical Trials

The Changing Face of Clinical Trials

A collection of articles from The New England Journal of Medicine that examine the current challenges in the design, performance, and interpretation of clinical trials.

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Anatomy and Physiology Tools

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas

Includes over 5,000 interactive, medically accurate male and female anatomical structures— developed by medically trained medical illustrators and vetted by leading anatomists—covering systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, senses, muscle action, and 25 cross-sections.

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Visible Body Muscle Premium

Allows users to learn about muscles, their attachments, and their actions. Includes 3D versions of 20+ common pathologies, including sciatica, rotator cuff tear, shin splints, and more.

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Visible Body Physiology Animations

A comprehensive collection of nearly 70 high quality videos that illustrate and animate the core physiological processes of the human body.

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Visible Body: Physiology and Pathology

Physiology & Pathology covers 48 physiology topics and 57 conditions, with 50 lessons, more than 5,800 3D models, 38 animations, 16 illustrations, and 26 quizzes. In this database users can

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Choosing Credible Resources for Research

This box searches Multiple ProQuest Clinical Research and Health Science Databases

Search Multiple Health Science Databases in EbscoHost

Search Multiple Health Science Databases in EBSCOHost

Search Using Individual Research Databases

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. A core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

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A collection of full text nursing & allied health journals. Full text for more than 770 journals dating back to 1937.

Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet for Quick Tours.

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Web of Science

This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.

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Springer Nature Experiments

The largest electronic database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the Life and Biomedical Sciences, with content from Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, SpringerProtocols and Protocols Exchange. Includes video, peer-reviewed research papers, and recently published techniques.

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Sage Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pathology Hub

Search or Browse in Sage Journals, Books, and Multimedia Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pathology resources.

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Ovid Medline

MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database/article index that contains over 27 million references to journal articles. More than 5,200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed. Covered are basic biomedical research and the clinical sciences, including clinical medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health and pre-clinical sciences as well as life sciences that are important to practitioners and researchers – biology, environmental science, biophysics, chemistry and plant & animal science.

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UpToDate is an evidence based, peer reviewed, clinical decision support tool.

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Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers, and a federated search feature that incorporates results from external databases.

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Oxford Journals

Collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Work, Sociology, English, Creative Writing, Criminology, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.

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APA PsycARTICLES contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). The database contains more than 164,000 articles from over 100 journals.

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Need Help with Researching?

ProQuest Research Companion

ProQuest Research Companion contains more than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?" Different kinds of "pre" and "post" assessment questions make the viewing experience more interactive, while allowing educators to measure students’ learning and identify gaps in their understanding.

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Practical Resources for Clinical Researchers

The Essential Guide to Finding FDA Information on Drugs, Medical Devices, and Biotech

Regulatory Focus has assembled this list of the most important FDA webpages, government websites and non-governmental websites, all in the hopes of making FDA-related information easier to find.

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Database for labels submitted to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Resource for medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts.

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Official site for the smart phone application Epocrates, a tool for prescribing and safety information for thousands of drugs. Free patient education materials also provided.

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Searchable database of over 350,000 publicly and privately funded clinical trials in 50 states and 218 countries.

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Clinical Trials and Human Subject Protection (FDA)

Resource for FDA regulations of clinical trial conduct, as well as linked related sites.

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Ethics in Clinical Research - NIH Clinical Center

Resource provides guidelines and principles of ethical clinical research.

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The Belmont Report

National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research report "Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research."  Named the Belmont Report, for the Belmont Conference Center, where the National Commission met when first drafting the report

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Searching for Research Instruments?

Searching for Research Instruments

This video tutorial will show you how to search for Research Instruments using four different databases.  16 minutes.

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