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CHECKLIST OF INFORMATION SOURCES

(web site addresses are provided where sites are available free via the Internet – All links accessed on 02.12.03)

Examples of Additional and Specialised Information Sources

A/  CORE INFORMATION SOURCES (Consulted for every subject area)

SUBJECT:
 
Traditional bibliographic databases:
ASSIA Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts
CINAHL Cumulated Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature
EMBASE
HealthStar
HMIC Health Information Management Consortium
MEDLINE [Available free on PubMed - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/]
SIGLE System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe
 
Other databases:
Best Evidence (Evidence Based Medicine and ACP Journal Club)
Cochrane Library By subscription or (abstracts only) http://www.update-software.com/ccweb/cochrane/revabstr/mainindex.htm
Clinical Evidence http://www.clinicalevidence.com
Evidence Base (Health Development Agency)
http://www.hda-online.org.uk/html/research/evidencebase.html
(and HealthPromis http://healthpromis.hea.org.uk)
NRR National Research Register. http://www.doh.gov.uk/research/nrr.htm
ReFer Department of Health research http://www.doh.gov.uk/research/rd3/information/findings.htm
REGARD Social Science Research    http://www.regard.ac.uk
TRIP    http://www.tripdatabase.com

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Systematic reviews and guidelines:
Canadian Medical Association Infobase (clinical practice guidelines) http://www.cma.ca/cpgs/index.asp
eguidelines http://www.eguidelines.co.uk
Health Technology Assessment Programme. (NHS R&D, Southampton University). http://www.hta.nhsweb.nhs.uk
National Guideline Clearing House (US guidelines including AHRQ) http://www.guidelines.gov
National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) http://www.nice.org.uk

NeLH guidelines finder http://www.nelh.nhs.uk/guidelinesfinder

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination systematic reviews (including Effective Health Care Bulletins, databases: DARE, NHSEED, HTA, etc.) http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd
SIGN guidelines http://www.sign.ac.uk
New Zealand Guidelines    http://www.nzgg.org.nz/
EPPI Centre     http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/EPPIWeb/home.aspx

 

Other relevant Internet sites:
TRIP http://www.tripdatabase.com
OMNI http://omni.nott.ac.uk

 

B/  EXAMPLES OF ADDITIONAL AND SPECIALISED INFORMATION SOURCES
(Consulted for some subject areas)

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Traditional bibliographic databases:
AMED Allied and Alternative Medicine
CareData http://www.nisw2.org.uk
CommunityWISE  http://www.oxmill.com/communitywise/
Environmental Abstracts
ERIC http://www.askeric.org
Iconda http://www.cas.org/ONLINE/DBSS/icondass.html
PsycLIT/PsycINFO Psychological literature
National Rehabilitation Information Centre (NARIC) incorporating Rehabdata http://www.naric.com/search
SCI Science Citation Index
SSCI Social Science Citation Index
Urbadisk http://basidati.csita.unige.it/eng/cdrom/urbadisk.php

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Organisations and Publications:
Bandolier http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/index.html (also covered by the TRIP database)
CompMed Bulletin
Department of Health http://www.doh.gov.uk/dhhome.htm
Health Services/Technology Assessment http://text.nlm.nih.gov/ftrs/gateway
Her Majesty’s Stationary Office http://www.hmso.gov.uk/hmso.htm
LILACS Trials in South America  http://www.bireme.br,  http://www.evidencias.com
MIDIRS Midwifery Information http://www.midirs.org
National Electronic Library for Health (and branch libraries) http://www.nelh.nhs.uk
SCHARR Sheffield Centre for Health and Related Research. http://www.shef.ac.uk/~scharr
World Health Organisation (WHO). http://www.who.int/home-page
 
Royal Colleges & Societies including:
Royal College of General Practitioners. http://www.rcgp.org.uk
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. http://www.rcog.org.uk
Royal College of Physicians http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk & http://www.rcpe.ac.uk
Royal College of Psychiatrists http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk
Royal College of Surgeons http://www.rcseng.ac.uk/ & http://www.rcsed.ac.uk
Royal College of Nursing http://www.rcn.org.uk/index.html

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Search Engines and Discussion Lists:
BIOME http://www.biome.ac.uk
evidence-based-health evidence-based-health@jiscmail.ac.uk
Google  http://www.google.com
lis-medical lis-medical@jiscmail.ac.uk
public-health public-health@jiscmail.ac.uk
systematic reviews sys-review@jiscmail.ac.uk

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