Evidence Based Medicine: Databases

Databases for Searching Filtered Information
• Cochrane Library
High-quality, independent evidence includes Cochrane reviews plus additional databases including Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment Database, and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
• Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)
A full-text database containing critical assessments and structured abstracts of systematic reviews from medical journals from around the world. It covers topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment. Produced by the National Health Services' Center for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England.
• Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews
Systematic reviews in the areas of education, criminal justice and social welfare.
• Trip Database
Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, including content from Cochrane and Bandolier.
• First Consult
Evidence-based clinical information segment of ClinicalKey with articles on specific conditions as well as clinical management topics. FirstConsult is updated weekly and draws heavily on the National Guideline Clearinghouse, Cochrane systematic reviews, and BMJ Clinical Evidence as information sources.
• DynaMed Plus
Point-of-care information resource includes drug and disease information.
• Epocrates Essentials
Evidence-based resource providing disease and drug information. Disease information uses step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Epocrates Essentials' drug information is produced by the BMJ Publishing Group and the drug information is produced by Epocrates Inc.
• National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC)
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Structured abstracts summarize guidelines and development process. All guidelines in English, < 5 years old, and systematically developed. Full-text links when available. Produced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Databases for Searching Unfiltered Information
• MEDLINE
Health sciences articles including clinical, basic sciences, and public health information. Encompasses medicine, nursing, allied health, biological and physical sciences, and humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Coverage: 1946 - Present including corrections and daily updates. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
• PubMed
Health sciences articles including clinical, basic sciences, and public health information. Interface incorporates Himmelfarb Library's customized search filters for EBM/Clinical Reviews, EBM/Clinical Trials, and Reviews. Coverage: 1950 - Present including corrections and daily updates. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
• PsycINFO
Psychology professional and academic literature including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, and other areas. Coverage: 1806 - Present. Produced by the American Psychological Association.
• Scopus
Interdisciplinary citation and abstract database covering more than 14,200 peer-reviewed journals, tracking cited and citing literature.
• CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Authoritative coverage of nursing and allied health literature. Coverage: 1981 - Present.
• Trip Database
Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, including content from Cochrane and Bandolier. Databases for Searching Background Information & Expert Opinion
• AccessMedicine
Full-text clinical and basic sciences textbook collection that includes Harrison's Online, Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Hurst's The Heart, Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, and the Lange educational library series.
• ClinicalKey
Clinical information tool searches extensive full-text holdings for clinical answers in journal articles, books, and videos. Searchable by keyword as well as disease, finding, procedure or drug. Published by Elsevier. 2007 - Present.
• Textbooks: E-Books
Online access to 3,600+ e-books through Himmelfarb Library.
• Textbooks: Print
Search the Himmelfarb Library catalog for textbooks in print. (Also searches e-books!)

Online Health Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides latest information and practice guidelines on health conditions, travel advisory information, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR).
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is the director and coordinating authority on international health work and guidelines.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is an international humanitarian aid NGO and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions.
American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel
An organization of North American physicians and others dedicated to advancing the state of medical education, research and care in Israel. Includes an online newsletter, press releases, a list of programs, President’s message, medical news, and a list of related sites.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
JAMA is a peer-reviewed highly selective journal for medical practicioners providing information on clinical science, disease prevention and health policy.
Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine, the premier internal medicine journal, publishes research, reviews, guidelines, and commentary relevant to clinical practice.
EID – Emerging Infectious Diseases
Emerging Infectious Diseases is an open access journal published monthly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WebMD On-line health information for practitioners and consumers.
Kids Health Galaxy
Information and games for kids to learn about the hospital and what they’ll experience during their stay.
Clinical Trials Listing Service
A resource for both patients interested in participating in clinical trials and for research professionals.
Women’s Health Interactive
A resource to learn about women’s gynecologic and cardiovascular issues.
Latin American Network Information Center
A great resource for locating health information resources tailored to specific Latin American countries and populations.
National Institute of Health Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Page
A great resource for information about diabetes.
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
Provides links to full-text publications on pre-natal care, breast-feeding, reduction of HIV transmission and other related maternal and child health topics.
National Library of Medicine
NLM’s search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.
Health Finder
Gateway for consumer access to health information online (Department of Health and Human Services).
MEDWEB at Emory University
An indexed, searchable collection of medical resources.