Top 5 Sites for On-the-fly
*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
*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
*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
*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)
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
*access to multiple databases
*free access to medline
*clinical search tool for highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice
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.
*evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resources
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.
*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.
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
*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.