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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
www.cdc.gov
  • Serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion to improve the health of the people of the U.S.
  • Statistical compilations to guide public health actions and policies


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

www.cochrane.org
  • Regularly updated systematic reviews on the effects of health care
  • Prepared by Cochrane Collaboration
  •  Concentrated on controlled trials
  • Highly structured format


Cochrane Health Promotion and Public Health Field

http://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/cochrane/welcome/index.htm
  • Systematic Reviews of effectiveness of health promotion and public health interventions
  • Identifies primary studies relevant to health promotion and public health
  • Tags PH studies within the Cochrane databases
  • Methodologies and guidelines for reviews which are specific to health promotion and public health practitioners

Community Solutions to Health Disparities Database

www.apha.org/NPHW/Solutions
  • Projects and interventions provided by members of the public health community

DARE:  Database of Abstracts of Relevant Evidence

http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/crddatabases.htm

  • Systematic research reviews of heatlth care interventions that have been critically appraised by reviewers at the NHS Centre for Reviews & Dissemination.

Effective Public Health Practice Projects
www.city.hamilton.on.ca/phcs/EPHPP/AboutEPHPP.asp



Health Services Technology Assessment Text

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat
  • Free electronic resource that provides access to the full-text of documents useful in health care decision-making.  Includes:
    • Clinical Practice Guidelines
    • Evidence reports from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
    • NIH Consensus Development Conferences
    • Research Protocols

Healthy People 2010 Information
Access Project

http://phpartners.org/hp/

  • Links to pre-formulated PubMed/MEDLINE search strategies to find articles related to Healthy People 2010 objectives.


Healthfinder

http://www.healthfinder.gov/


MedlinePlus

Medlineplus.gov

  • The premiere biomedical database from the National Library of medicine 
  • Multi-disciplinary coverage frombiomedical, preclinical, nursing, public health, and health services biomedical, preclinical, nursing, public health, and health services research journals.


PubMed/MEDLINE

pubmed.gov
  • Special search engine within PubMed
  •   Filters searches on questions of therapy, diagnosis, etiology or prognosis
  • Filters for the highest level of evidence
  • Limit available for Systematic Reviews

PubMed:  Clinical Queries

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/clinical.shtml

  • Special search engine within PubMed
  •   Filters searches on questions of therapy, diagnosis, etiology or prognosis
  • Filters for the highest level of evidence
  • Limit available for Systematic Reviews

Registry of Nursing Research

http://www.nursinglibrary.org/Portal/main.aspx?
  • database of ongoing nursing research maintained by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
  • revised version of the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
  • searchable by conference abstract, authoth, or keyword


Toxnet

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/
A cluster of toxicology, hazardous substances, and related areas
  • HSDB:  Hazardous Substance Data Bank
  • IRIS:  Integrated Risk Information System (EPA data)
  • CCRIS:  Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System
  • TOXLINE:  Toxicology Bibliographic Information
  • DART/ETIC:  Developmental & Reproductive Toxicology
  • TRI:  Toxics Release Inventory
Additional links for:
  • HAZ-NET
  • TOX TOWN (Consumers)
  • Household Products Database
  • WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
  • TOX MAP



This project has been funded in part or in whole with federal funds from the 
National Library of Medicine, National Institutes for Health, under Contract
No. NO1-LM-6-3503.



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