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ACP Journal Club - Helps you stay current with the latest evidence-based clinical information relevant to internal medicine and its subspecialties by summarizing the best new evidence for internal medicine from over 120 clinical journals. The editors of ACP Journal Club screen the top clinical journals on a regular basis and identify studies that are both methodologically sound and clinically relevant. They write an enhanced abstract of the chosen articles and provide a commentary on the value of the article for clinical practice. Once a bimonthly stand-alone journal (from January 1991-April 2008), since May 2008, ACP Journal Club has been a monthly feature of Annals of Internal Medicine. Years of coverage: 1991-present.

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA) - Readable, digestible, clinically focus entry points to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane DSR) - The Cochrane Collaboration prepares full-text systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Two types of reviews are presented: complete reviews and protocols. Complete reviews are Cochrane Reviews prepared and maintained by Collaborative Review Groups. Protocols are the background, objectives and methods of reviews being prepared. A unique feature of this database is once a review is published, it is regularly updated and it will appear in every issue thereafter. Cochrane Reviews are updated to take account of emerging evidence, to provide the best and most current evidence to guide decision-making.

Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) - Over 350,000 bibliographic references to controlled trials in health care, and imposes quality control standards on included references to ensure that only reports of definite randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials are included. The majority of CENTRAL records are taken from MEDLINE and EMBASE, but records are also derived from other published and unpublished sources. In addition to bibliographic details (author, source, year, etc.) CENTRAL records will often include an abstract. They do not contain the full text of the article. Years of coverage: 1991-present.

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Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) - A bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. CMR contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies that could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and, in some cases, a summary of the article. They do not contain the full text of the article. Years of coverage: 1995-2012.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects: (DARE) - Consists of structured abstracts of systematic reviews from all over the world that have been critically assessed by expert reviewers and information staff of the National Health Services' Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (NHS CRD) at the University of York, England. Records cover topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment. These high-quality reviews are based on evaluation of literature searching, inclusion criteria, study assessment, and synthesis. Selected articles are summarized and evaluated in comprehensive full-text reports. Years of coverage: 1991-2015.

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) - Brings together details on ongoing studies of the medical, social, ethical and economic implications of healthcare interventions. It contains 4,000 records of completed and ongoing assessments from members of INAHTA, the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment. Years of coverage: 2001-2016.

NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED) - Provides cost-benefit analyses about healthcare interventions within the National Health Service (NHS).Over 6,000 abstracts of quality assessed economic evaluations to assist decision-makers by systematically identifying and describing economic evaluations, appraising their quality and highlighting their relative strengths and weaknesses. Years of coverage: 1995-2015.

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