Medical Literature and Guidelines Search

The following free medical literature search are available via the World Wide Web:
  • PubMed - http://pubmed.gov : PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed also includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
  • Medscape - www.medscape.com : Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. Has more than 850 online CME's, weekly newsletters and more than 125 Journals and textbooks.
  • Clinical Trials - ClinicalTrials.gov : ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
  • National Guideline Clearinghouse™ - http://www.guideline.gov/ - NGC is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NGC mission is to provide physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, health care providers, health plans, integrated delivery systems, purchasers and others an accessible mechanism for obtaining objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines and to further their dissemination, implementation and use.

The following paid medical literature search are available via the World Wide Web:
  • Ovid Online - www.ovid.com : When you use Ovid, you have the world at your fingertips - hundreds of databases, more than 1500 journals, books from dozens of publishers, and most importantly, the answer to one question - yours.
  • Cochrane Collaboration - http://www.cochrane.org/ :The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organisation, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of healthcare readily available worldwide. It produces and disseminates systematic reviews of healthcare interventions and promotes the search for evidence in the form of clinical trials and other studies of interventions.
  • Clinical Evidence - http://www.clinicalevidence.com :Clinical Evidence, from the BMJ Publishing Group, is the international source of the best available evidence for effective health care. We promote informed decision making by summarising what's known - and not known - about more than 200 medical conditions and over 2000 treatments.
  • EBM Online - http://ebm.bmjjournals.com/ : Evidence based medicine for Primary Care Physicians and is a digest of the very best new research of direct relevance to medical practice.