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Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.
SUMSearch simultaneously searches for original studies, systematic reviews, and practice guidelines from multiple sources.
Databases to Use for Evidence Based Practice
Freely Available Resources for Evidence Based Practice
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a Federal agency. Its mission is to improve the quality of healthcare and promote evidence-based decision making. Includes a collection of Evidence Reports.
BETS are designed specifically for Emergency medicine.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
A database of evidence based clinical practice guidelines and other related documents.
NICE Evidence Search
Guidance, advice, quality standards and information services for health, public health and social care. Also contains resources to help maximise use of evidence and guidance.
Free access to MEDLINE from the National Library of Medicine. Can limit to Systematic Reviews.
TRIP Database: Evidence Based Medicine
A free meta-search engine "allowing users to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice."