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Evidence Based Medicine: EBM Research Databases

Resources for evidence based medicine.

TUC Library subscription databases

To access from off-campus use your TouroOne login credentials.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (EBSCO)
The world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 750 journals indexed in CINAHL. CINAHL also includes literature on world-wide OMM research and indexes the International journal of osteopathic medicine, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and others.

See guides and short tutorials for CINAHL at this link.

Cochrane Databases (Wiley)
The Cochrane Databases include the Cochrane Methodology Register, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects. The Cochrane Methodology Register offers a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews includes full text articles and protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. Data is evidence-based medicine and is often combined statistically (with meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a bibliography of controlled trials. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care. Also includes Cochrane Groups, Health Technology Assessment and NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
See guides and short tutorials for Cochrane Library at this link.

Contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. Provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).

See guides and short tutorials for PsycINFO at this link.

Provides topic reviews that include a synthesis of the literature, the latest evidence, and specific recommendations for patient care. UpToDate is used to answer questions quickly, increase your clinical knowledge, check for changes to drug monographs, and improve patient care.

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See guides and short tutorials for UpToDate at this link.

If you need assistance with access please contact the Electronic Resources Librarian

Free Databases

American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Practice Guidelines - Includes Clinical Recommendations : Clinical practice guidelines, clinical guidance statements, best practice advice ; Comparative Guideline Tables. Free resource.

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) - The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Free resource.

BestBETS (Best Evidence Topics)
A searchable database of evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions, with details of courses and teaching material. Includes critically appraised topics and articles, filtered and unfiltered topics and articles.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals. Free resource.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) - Database of abstracts of systematic reviews that have been quality assessed and includes an expert critical commentary. Produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York. Free resource.

National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Free Resource.

PubMed with LinkOut to full-text articles
A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed is the first database to search when looking for biomedical and life science journal articles, clinical trials, reviews and more. PubMed includes links to many providers offering full text articles and other related resources.

See guides and short tutorials for PubMed at this link.

TRIP Database (Turning Research into Practice)
A medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine ( EBM ). Features evidence based (including Cochrane and Bandolier), clinical guidelines, medical images and patient information. Free Resource.