Health Evidence and The Community Guide go beyond PubMed in locating public health systematic reviews. Both are public health focused and locate many systematic reviews that PubMed does not.
Health Evidence, from McMaster University contains about 6,000 quality rated systematic reviews. The reviews evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health interventions, including cost data. The search interface includes search tips, tutorials and their search strategy (including databases searched as CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Library and PsycInfo.
From the Nov 4, 2019 posting at MedLib-l – a Medical Librarian Listserv
The Cancer Guidelines Database, managed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, addresses the challenge of a rapidly expanding evidence base by providing:
Access to thousands of Canadian and international cancer guidelines, all in a
A publicly available tool that is free to use and regularly updated
Quality scores for guidelines (using the AGREE II tool to ensure presentation of the best available evidence from credible sourcesNo need to login, just click on Tools, then View under Cancer Guidelines Database.
The UT Libraries now subscribes to the Wall Street Journal, available online through our Classic Catalog.
The Wall Street Journal is just one of many sources in the Dow Jones Factiva collection.
When searching the Wall Street Journal, the results can be narrowed to this journal when searching (select it in Sources). This journal may also be from the results of a search – under Sources in the left column.
Here is one approach to search for and locate Dow Jones Factiva (including the Wall Street Journal).
Select Title from the drop down menu and enter Wall Street Journal.
Select Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition OnlineTo Search
Click on Search in the top toolbar. Select Search builder
Enter text, some examples
Measles AND reports
Measles OR rubella
Select Date (underneath search box)
Narrow search by entering terms in blank boxes, and selecting the one
that best fits your needs.
For example, under all Subject, enter health then perhaps select Health
Narrow results through selecting one of more of the followingin the left column of the results page:
Company, Source (as CNN, Wall Street Journal), Region, Keywords others have used
On December 16, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) website will be retired. Most content will remain available through other NLM databases as well as from external websites.
TOXNET has served as an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health information. The most frequently used databases are being incorporated into three NLM core resources: PubChem, an open chemistry database; PubMed, a resource for biomedical literature; and Bookshelf, a free online resource to access books and documents in life science and healthcare.
Several resources in TOXNET came from other organizations, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and will continue to be available from those sources. Some databases will be retired.
Medical Subject Headings [MeSH] work well in pulling together synonyms for a concept or term. MeSH terms are invaluable options when one first searches for words and phrases and finds hundreds if not thousands of results.
Library Guides (LibGuides) have been created by UT Librarians as aids to find information and use online resources in specific disciplines. Many guides also provide help for all in locating books and articles, photocopying, course reserves, and more.
One may search through the (1)Search Option OR (2)Guides by Type
(1) Search Option. For example, search with one word (as Nursing) or more than one word (as Nursing AND “practice guidelines”) The quotes force the words practice and guidelines to be searched as a phrase.
Too many results?
Use the right column to narrow by Subject (as Nursing), Tag (as using CINAHL), and/or Guide type
(2)Guides by Type
Guides to Subjects ( as Medical Students, Occupational Therapy) will generally provide
links to electronic to select books and resources and how to find books and articles.
Course Guides provide resources specifically selected for the course.
General Info includes guides for select groups (as faculty) or all. Topics include
Ask a Librarian, citations, borrowing books, EndNote, and much more.
The International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31, 2019) overdose resources includes basic facts, stats, and numerous related links.
The Mulford Library has links to a number of related resources. A few of the morecomprehensive Web pages are listed and linked below.
Find information on the many types of overdoses through MedlinePlus.
Search for specific types of overdoses by adding a drug name in the search box. For example opioid overdose andsports cream overdose.Articles are written for the public with overviews including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. However, most articles have references to textbooks and other professional resources available at the Mulford Library.
Online databases available through the Mulford Library include overdose information.
Check out one or more of the following:
Embasewhich includes many drug related journal articles
ClinicalKey which includes many online textbooksDynaMed – evidence-based information resource that supports clinical decision making at the point of care
On a related note, check out the NIH/NLM historical online exhibit – Pick your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures and Medical Prescriptions .
Substances as tobacco and marijuana exemplify how mind altering substances have been classified as dangerous or acceptable depending on their effects and status in society. Some substances’ classifications have changed over time because of changing attitudes and scientific research.
This online exhibit includes material both for the general public and higher education students.
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