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Research Tips: Which database should I use?

Research tips, support, strategies and FAQs

Which database should I use?

Task/ Type of information:

Databases to Consider:

Example:

Point-of-care clinical decision-making, including differential diagnosis

 

Best Practice

 

DynaMed Plus

 

PEMSoft 

  

My patient has abdominal pain in early pregnancy.  What is the cause and how should I  treat?

Guidelines on the management of a particular disease or condition.

 

 

KEMH Clinical

Guidelines (intranet site)

 

RANZCOG College Statements

 

Australian College of Midwives Guidelines

 

Other Guidelines  

How should the second stage of labour be managed?

Summary of the best evidence on a clinical question or on a condition; systematic reviews.

 

Cochrane

 

JBI

 

Best Practice

 

NHS Evidence

Is water birth safe?

Background information on a disease
or condition

 

Dynamed Plus

 

ClinicalKey

 

Ebooks  

 

I have a new patient with polycystic ovary syndrome and I
need to learn more about the condition.

 

Answer to a clinical query not found in synthesised/ summarised sources

 

 

 

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database

 

PubMed Clinical Queries

 

Medline

 

PsycInfo (Psychology)

  

Does the use of proton-pump inhibitors to treat GERD in neonates increase the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis?

Drug information

 

Micromedex

 

Mims

 

AMH

 

Martindale

 

Therapeutic guidelines

 

Medications and Mothers Milk

 

LactMed

  

Which antidepressants are safe in pregnancy & breastfeeding?

Evidence-based information
about diagnostic tests

 

Dynamed

 

Best Practice

 

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) Database

 

PubMed Clinical Queries

 

What is the sensitivity and specificity
of prenatal screening tests for Down
syndrome?

Evidence-based information
about alternative therapies

Cochrane

About Herbs

MedlinePlus: Herbs & Supplements

Embase

What is the evidence on the effectiveness of alternative therapies for morning sickness?

Information for my patients

 

MD Consult Patient Handouts (US)

 

HealthDirect (AU)

 

MedlinePlus (US)

 

NHS Choices (UK)

 

More

Where can I find information on
management of gestational diabetes to share with
my newly-diagnosed patient?

 

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