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

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Additional 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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Nursing @ Ovid

Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.

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UpToDate is an evidence based, peer reviewed, clinical decision support tool. Contains the equivalent of over 77,000 pages of original, peer-reviewed text; allows access answers to clinical questions quickly and easily; written, reviewed and continuously updated by over 5,100 physicians to synthesize all relevant information, including the latest evidence, and provide specific, practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment; combines broad coverage of adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery and pediatrics.

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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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A freely-accessible site for searching millions of metadata records in OAIster, a worldwide union catalog of digital resources.

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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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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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This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts.

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Review drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic and OTC drugs.  Free patient education materials selected by Epocrates Medical Information physicians and pharmacists. Free orderable print materials are included when available.

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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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FDA - Clinical Trials and Human Subject Protection

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) regulations for the conduct of clinical trials are accessible from this site. This site also includes links to other sites relevant to the conduct of clinical trials, both nationally and internationally.   

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Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj)

HSRProj provides information about research-in-progress before results are available in a published format.

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HSRProj provides information about research-in-progress before results are available in a published format. Includes such information as principal investigator, grant support, and project status.


Ethics in Clinical Research - NIH Clinical Center

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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