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Useful Research Websites for Complimentary Health

Google Scholar Here you can find many articles that are no longer bound by copy-right laws. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

Useful DATABASES include:

EBOC (Evidence-Based On Call) This database contains evidence-based summaries of on-call medical conditions. Every recommendation links via a 'plus' icon to a short summary of the evidence, which in turn links to one-page summaries (called CATs or critically appraised topics) of every article used via a 'cat' icon.

eMedicine is a clinical knowledge base for physicians and other healthcare professionals. It contains articles on 7,000 diseases and disorders. The evidence-based content, updated regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. eMedicine's professional content undergoes 4 levels of physician peer review plus an additional review by a PharmD prior to publication.

PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PubMed Clinical Queries provides for specialised searches by clinicians using in-built filters. Searches can be restricted to Systematic Reviews, or one of a number of Medical Genetics or Clinical Studies categories (eg etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, clinical prediction guides, etc.).

SUMSearch is a single gateway that allows simultaneous searching of Medline, DARE, the Merck Manual, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. It combines meta-searching across these multiple sites with contingency searching where if too few or too many hits result, additional searches will be performed until a satisfactory result occurs.

TRIP Database (Turning Research into Practice) searches a variety of Internet sites, including other databases, EBM sites, e-texts, and peer-reviewed journals. Only high quality resources that allow unhindered access to articles and publications are included.

Kunz and Kunz Research Index Download for further information regarding the studies in this index please visit

Useful JOURNALS include:

Bandolier distils information from reviews and trials and presents the information in a more comprehensible format.

Updated 8/09

Other Web resources include:

Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Centre for Evidence Based Dentistry

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (Oxford)

Evidence Based Medicine Toolkit

Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing & Midwifery

Monash University. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness

Nesbit Guide to Evidence Based Resources

Netting the Evidence

University of Minnesota. Evidence Based Practice

University of York. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Practice guidelines can often be found via a search of the Medline, Cinahl, Clin-eguide, or MD Consult databases. In Medline you can apply the limit option Practice guideline to your search. Similarly in Cinahl, this same limit option can be used, or you could try other limit options such as Care plan or Clinical innovations or Critical path or Protocol. In Clin-eguide select the National Guidelines tab and browse or search across the resources available. In MD Consult, practice guidelines can be browsed or searched under the Guidelines tab.

There are numerous useful web sites providing practice guidelines. A few you can try include:

AHRQ. Clinical Practice Guidelines Online


CMA Clinical Practice Guidelines (Canada)

eMJA Clinical Guidelines

Evidence Based Medicine Resource Center. Clinical Practice Guidelines

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (use the site's search function)

Joanna Briggs Best Practice Information Sheets

National Guideline Clearinghouse

National Library of Guidelines (U.K.)

New Zealand Guidelines Group

NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines

Queensland Health Best Practice Guidelines

Clinical Trials

In addition to the databases listed above, there are any number of useful web sites that provide information on clinical trials.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry

Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service


National Cancer Institute. Clinical Trials

PLoS Clinical Trials

Alternative Therapies Web Sites

American Holistic Nurses Association Homeopathy Home
Health Care Information Resources U.S. National Center for Homeopathy
Registered Nurse .org Suggest a link
HealthWorld Online WholeNurse Alternative Health

Biomedical, General/Special Topics Web Sites

Diseases, Disorders and Related Topics HELIX (SM)
Eye Care Internet Resources National Women's Health Information Centre valid 8/09
Family Village OMNI
Growth House, Inc. Orthopedic Internet Resources
Hardin Meta Dictionary of Health Internet Sites Pediatric Internet Resources
Pediatric Internet Resources HealthWeb - Public Health

Evidence-Based Practice Web Sites

The Cochrane Collaboration Royal College of Nursing
Health Information Research Unit Health Information Research Unit
Models of Care, Inc. HealthWeb - Evidence Based Health Care
Primary Care- Clinical Practice Guidelines  

  Research & Case Study Guidelines Oct 2017.pdf