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ClinicalTrials.gov Trends, Charts, and Maps

Data about studies registered with ClinicalTrials.gov.

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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 Tools and Data

Research Findings, Data and Statistical Tools, Reports and Publications from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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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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Choosing Credible Resources for Research

ProQuest Search Widget and Recommended 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.
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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Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers. Includes: Evidence Summaries, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols and Technical Reports.

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Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups. Databases included are Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA) and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED).

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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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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.

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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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Struggling to Write a Literature Review?

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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Web-based resource that provides the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies. The Web site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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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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Searching for Articles with a Specific Methodology

Are you looking for articles that focus on a specific research methodology, such as a Randomized Control Trial or a Systematic Review?  Here's a video to help:



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