Databases & resources

Some links to free and hopefully useful resources.

Guidelines etc

NHS Evidence
National Guidelines Clearinghouse (International scope)
New Zealand Guidelines Group
Canadian Medical Association (Canadian guidelines)
NHMRC (Australian National Health and Medical Research Council)
G-I-N – Guidelines International Network

Health databases

PubMed (the free medical database resource)
GoPubMed (a fun ‘add-on’ to PubMed, above)
CRD (Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, hosts HTA, EED & DARE)
Cochrane (EBM for purists, includes Syst Reviews & CENTRAL databases) (Public health database from Canada)

Gateways, portals, search engines

Intute: Medicine (the service formally known as OMNI)
Trip database (for quick EBM searches)
BUBL: Medicine (a catalogue of quality internet resources)
BUBL: Library and information sciences
Scirus (from Elsevier)
Google Scholar
Mednar (a federated medical search engine)
World Wide Science (another federated medical search engine)
Health Sciences Online (search educational resources)

General health reference

NHS Choices
Behind the Headlines
British National Formulary
Wrong Diagnosis
UpToDate for patients
Mondofacto (dictionary, synonyms etc)

Desktop and enterprise search

Copernic Desktop search
Google Desktop search
IBM Omnifind Yahoo! Enterprise search
Microsoft 2008 Express Enterprise search
Google Desktop for Enterprise

Professional Organisations

Health Libraries Group
Information for the Management of Healthcare
Health Library and Information Services Directory
UK Clinical Research Network
UKeiG (UK eInformation Group)
Special Libraries Association

Web2.0 cleverness and other useful stuff

Stumble Upon (the wonderful world of serendipity)
KallOut (searching without a mouse)
Cuil (it does, at least, look very nice)


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