PubMedRightly, this is the go-to resource for many medical professionals. A very large, very comprehensive database that is an excellent starting and finishing point for conducting health science literature research. It searches the MEDLINE database and other life science journals.
DARE The Databases of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects is a collection of review articles from the international Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD). They focus on the evaluation of the effects of health care interventions and the delivery and organization of health services. Use EBM Reviews to search other providers of reviews simultaneously.
MEDLINE This comprehensive database of medical and related articles can be accessed through several different search interfaces with PubMed being the best known.
CINAHLLinks on this page exist for active subscriptions. Pronounced “sinnall,” it’s worth knowing about this database. CINAHL was developed from the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Science Literature, an important print-based tool.
General and Related Databases
ClinicalKeyA decision-support tool designed for medical clinicians with a large variety of clinical resources. It has over 650 journals, 1,100 medical reference books, instructional videos, practice guidelines, medical images, and abstracts from the MEDLINE database.