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Evidence Summary Databases

Evidence summary databases provide access to systematic reviews and evidence summaries. Information may be pre-appraised for quality.

The following evidence summary databases are available free of charge:

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Provides access to a collection of databases including:

  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
  • Health Technology Assessments (HTA)

http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/crdweb/HomePage.asp

Cochrane Collaboration – Cochrane Reviews

Database provides access to abstracts and where available, plain language summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews; links to full-text versions may be available.

http://www.cochrane.org/reviews

Health-Evidence.ca

Provides evidence based studies on public health topics.

http://www.health-evidence.ca/

speechBITE

Database provides open access to a catalogue of Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy across the scope of speech-language pathology practice.

http://www.speechbite.com/index.php

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) Database

Allows health professionals to quickly identify the highest quality evidence for clinical practice; the database provides clinical practice guidelines, meta-analysis, systematic reviews and full articles.

http://www.tripdatabase.com/index.html

 

Fees to access the following are applicable; a free trial option is available.

Cochrane Collection Plus

Provides the most comprehensive collection of databases from the Cochrane Library including the following:

  • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
  • Health Technology Assessments (HTA)
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
  • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
  • Cochrane Methodology Register

http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/cochrane-collection-plus