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Liaison librarian

  • nazi [dot] torabi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-8087
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Sources for background information, ebooks

Core medicine databases

  • PubMed - The U.S. federal government's free interface for searching the Medline database; to see Find It McGill links, create a My NCBI Account and set up Outside Tool
  • PubMed Clinical Queries - Filter your PubMed results to the study types (RCTs, Systematic Reviews, etc.) that best answer your clinical question type (therapy, diagnosis, etc.) 
  • Ovid MEDLINE (1996- ) - Contains the same Medline database as PubMed, but searchable with the Ovid interface
  • Embase - Biomedical and pharmaceutical database by Elsevier which includes literature from European and Asian journals
  • Cochrane Library - Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and other databases to find systematic reviews, clinical trials and economic evaluations

Additional databases

  • Scopus - Multidisciplinary, citation database
  • Web of Science - Multidisciplinary, citation database

Web search engines

  • Google Scholar - See these tips to improve your Google/Google Scholar searching. For how to configure Google Scholar to show McGill Library links click here

Clinical decision-making support tools

Evidence-Based Practice support



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