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Midwifery: 6S Pyramid
Explore library resources for the Midwifery program at McMaster.
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Meta-Searches search for evidence across multiple resources. These tools return information from all levels of the pyramid:
AccessssAccessss (formerly MacPLUS) Federated Search is designed to find the best evidence-based answer to your clinical questions by simultaneously searching the leading evidence-driven medical publications and high quality clinical literature.
ProceedingsFirstAn index of conference publications from worldwide meetings, conferences, expositions, workshops, congresses, and symposia. Provides an overview of the event's activities by listing the papers presented.
Healthstar/Ovid HealthstarCoverage: 1966-
Contains citations to the published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research. It focuses on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery.
ERICCoverage: 1966- Digital library of education resources, with citations to journal articles, books, papers, reports, theses, curricula, standards and guidelines.
Includes 2 parts: RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education).
More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993- ), are available for free through the US Dept. of Education. ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center).
Indexes journals (accession# start with EJ) and 'documents' (accession# start with ED). For Document fulltext, search titles in the open access ERIC (http://www.eric.ed.gov/).
Sociological AbstractsThe premiere database for locating articles in the field of sociology, Sociological Abstracts indexes some 1,800 international serial publications from 1952 to the present. Related disciplines include social and behavioral sciences, including anthropology, criminology, demography, education, law and penology, race relations, social psychology and urban studies. Also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and conference papers.
Records added since 1973 contain in-depth, non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles. Many records from key journals in sociology, published since 2001, also include the references cited in the bibliography of the source article.
Integrating information from the lower levels of the hiearchy with individual patient records, systems represent the ideal source of evidence for clinical decision-making.
Summaries are regularly updated clinical guidelines or textbooks that integrate evidence-based information about specific clinical problems.
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist of Canada.
Effective January 3, 2017, full access to JOGC content published after January 1, 2016 (including Clinical Practice Guidelines, Committee Opinions, Technical Updates, and all articles) is a benefit of SOGC membership.
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UpToDateEvidence-based decision support tool for clinical point-of-care
* On-campus use only
Note: The School of Medicine holds a subscription that includes remote access for medical students. It is facilitated through MedPortal.
Clinical KeyProvides access to Elsevier's medical and surgical reference books, journals and videos; First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs; all medical and surgical clinics of North America; MEDLINE abstracts; Clinical pharmacology drug monographs; Vitals- surgical, point-of-care content; the ClinicalTrials.gov database; Practice Guidelines and Patient education.
Best PracticeCoverage: 2009-
Evidence-based. A decision-support tool at the point of care. Latest research evidence, guidelines, and expert opinion are combined and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Incorporates BMJ Clinical Evidence.
Synopses of syntheses, summarize the information found in systematic reviews. By drawing conclusions from evidence at lower levels of the pyramid, these synopses often provide sufficient information to support clinical action.
"Designed to provide quality research evidence to public health decision makers, saving you time by searching, screening, and rating the systematic review evidence to compile it in a free, searchable online registry."
The CINAHL, OVID (Medline, EMBASE, PsychINFO), and Pubmed databases can be searched using the Clinical Queries filter, limiting your results to specific clinical research areas: Therapy, Prognosis, Review, Qualitative, and Causation (Etiology)
For further information and tips on using the Clinical Queries filter, please visit the following links:
PubMed Clinical QueriesPre-filtered PubMed searches for clinicians. Search by Clinical Study Category, Systematic Reviews, and Medical Genetics.