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The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is the leading resource for systematic reviews in healthcare. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.
EMBASE is a comprehensive database of biomedical literature. This database comprises over 32 million abstracts from published, peer reviewed biomedical literature, in-press publications, and conferences.
Medscape offers the latest medical news and expert perspectives; essential point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and CME.
PubMed is a comprehensive database of biomedical literature. This database comprises more than 28 million citations from published, peer reviewed biomedical literature and in-press publications including MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
UpToDate is an evidence based, physician authored clinical decision support resource. The content includes 10,500 topic reviews within 24 subspecialty areas.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature indexing scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings. This database delivers a comprehensive overview of worldwide research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
Web of Science is an abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature indexing scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings. This database delivers a comprehensive overview of worldwide research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Web of Science features smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
Clinical Trial Databases
CenterWatch is the largest online database of industry-sponsored global clinical trials actively seeking study volunteers.
Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical trials and observational studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions.
The EU Clinical Trials Register provides access to protocol and results information on interventional clinical trials conducted in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as clinical trials conducted outside the EU / EEA that are linked to European pediatric medicine development.
The ISRCTN Registry is a primary clinical trial registry recognized by WHO and ICMJE. This registry accepts all clinical research studies including proposed, ongoing, and completed. ISRCTN Registry provides content validation and curation as well as the unique identification number necessary for publication.
OpenTrials is a collaboration between Open Knowledge International and the University of Oxford EBM DataLab. OpenTrials is a database containing all available information on every trial ever conducted.
Drug and Pharmaceutical Resources
Patient Education Resources
See also Research Instruments