Tools

Top 5 Sites for On-the-fly

1.  Tripdatabase 
*the “google of academics” – this engine catches DARE and BestBets
*the left side is organized by typef study (i.e., review, guidelines, etc)
*the right side gives pubmed results organized by therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, and harm

2.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
*highest standard systematic reviews

3.  DARE
*primary goal of this site is effectiveness research — gives synopses of systematic reviews and ultimately gives the bottom line.
*contains abstracts of quality-assessed systematic reviews
*each abstract gives a synopsis of the review and critical commentary about the overal quality
*produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK

4.  BestBets
*one page critically appraised topics on clinically relevant questions using a systematic review of the literature
*Note:  these are at various stages:
Green = complete and checked by expert
Red or blue = not yet verified
*site is new, so is less comprehensive

5. TheNNT.com
*also new and not yet comprehensive, but good

 

(Top 5 Sites for On the Fly compliments of Dr. Tony Seopaul of Indiana University Emergency Medicine)

 

 

Collections

CRD – Centre for Review and Dissemination
*department of the University of York, and part of the NIH.  CRD does high quality systematic reviews composed of 3 major datases:  DARE, NHS EED, HTA

OVID
*access to multiple databases

PUBMED
*free access to medline

TRIP Database
*clinical search tool for highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice

 

 

Sources for Summaries

National Guideline Clearinghouse
*synthesis of guidelines, covering the scope of the guidelines, interventions, and practices considered, major recommendations, strength of the evidence, and areas of agreement or disagreement.

UpToDate
*evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resources

 

 

Sources for Synthesis

CDSR – Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
*leading resource for systematic reviews;  peer-reviewed systematic review prepared and supervised by a Cochrane Review Group in the Cochrane Collaboration.

Clinical Queries
*part of pubmed, allows searches narrowed by Haynes filters (etiology, prognosis, diagnosis, and therapy) which incorporates study design into the way that it searches

DARE – Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
*containts abstracts of quality-assessed systematic reviews.  Each abstract gives a synopsis of the review and critical commentary about the overall quality.  Produced by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK.

 

 

Sources for Single Studies

ACP Journal Club – American College of Physicians Journal Club
*Contains synopses of original studies and systematic reviews that are important in Internal Medicine.
*Articles are summarized in value-added abstracts, and commented on by clinical experts

Bandolier
*An independent journal about evidence-based healthcare, focused on evidence of effectiveness, put into simple outlines.
*Has essays on EBM and clinical statistics.  Information from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized trials, and high-quality observational studies.

CENTRAL – Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
*Abstracts and details of published articles, sometimes includes summary of the articles, but without full text access.

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