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  • Genevieve [dot] Gore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-3472
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Background information

e-Book collections


Point of care tools, including sources of evidence-based medicine

Clinical practice guidelines

Sources about evidence-based medicine

Core databases for finding articles

  • PubMed (1946 -) - Free access to bibliographic information from MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE, other non-indexed citations, and NCBI Books. Start here!
  • MEDLINE via Ovid (1996 -) - The full range of biomedical sciences, with clinical medicine at the core. Preferred interface for MEDLINE when building a systematic review search. See other MEDLINE database segments on OvidSP.
  • Embase, (1996 -) - Biomedicine. Broad coverage of the European literature. NOTE: Only allows five simultaneous users
    Embase, 1947 -
  • Cochrane Library Cochrane and other reviews (DARE), clinical trials (CENTRAL), methods studies, economic evaluations, technology assessments
  • Google Scholar - Restricts Google results to authoritative articles and websites. To combine synonymous concepts, capitalize OR

Additional databases for finding articles

Keeping up-to-date: Current awareness tools

  • EvidenceUpdates (Via BMJ Group and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit; requires free registration) - E-mails of citations in various specialties (you choose) from 120 key clinical journals selected by clinicians as clinically relevant
  • Medical Letter on Drugs & Therapeutics - Evaluations of new and previously approved FDA drugs, unbiased reviews of drug classes for common disorders
  • Daily POEMs - Via Essential Evidence Plus
  • Current Awareness Resources - McGill Library guide

Selected web sites

Information to share with patients

Consumer health information centres

Other resources


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