Research Websites

Places to find single studies:

Single studies are used to answer specific clinically related questions.

Clinical /US National Institutes of Health
Pubmed Clinical Queries
Pubmed Health Services Research (HSR) Queries
OVID Databases

MeSH Browser /NIH -U.S. National Library of Medicine

CINAHL- Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Web of Science / Thomson-Reuters


Places to find synopses of single studies that summarize evidence from high quality studies:


Evidenced Based Medicine / BMJ Publishing

Evidenced Based Healthcare Nursing


Cancer Treatment Reviews

ACP Journal Club

Evidence Based Mental Health


Places to find a Synthesis (aka. Systematic Reviews):

Systematic Reviews are a comprehensive summary of all current known evidence about a specific research question.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Collaboration

EPC Evidence Reports

The Canadian Cochrane Centre

Cochrane Neonatal Reviews: National Institute of Child & Human Development


Places to find Synopses of Syntheses (SRs)

Synopses of syntheses summarize information found in systematic reviews. They draw conclusions from evidence at lower levels of the pyramid to provide information to support clinical decision making. 


Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Summaries

Cochrane Podcasts

ACP Journal Club


NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE)

Health and Technology Assessment Database

NHS Economics Evaluation Database (NHA EED)


Places to find Summaries (aka. Clinical Guidelines):

Summaries are clinical practice guidelines or texts that integrate evidenced-based information specific problems. 


ACP Smart Medicine from STAT!Ref

Clinical Key

CMA Infobase – Canadians Medical Association

National Guideline Clearinghouse -United States

NICE Clinical Guidelines – National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence UK

Best Practice Guidelines – Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)

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