Super Searchers on Health and MedicineSuper Searchers on Health and Medicine:
The Online Secrets of Top Health and Medical Researchers
By Susan M. Detwiler

Edited by Reva Basch


MEDICAL SITES AND SEARCH ENGINES

1. BioMedNet http://www.bmn.com
2. Hardin MD http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/md
3. Healthfinder http://www.healthfinder.gov
4. HealthWeb http://healthweb.org
5. JAMA NetSight http://www.medsitenavigator.com/features/Jama
6. MD Consult http://www.mdconsult.com
7. MedHunt http://www.hon.ch
8. Medical Matrix http://www.medmatrix.org
9. Medical World Search http://www.mwsearch.com
10. Medscape http://www.medscape.com
11. MedWeb http://www.medweb.emory.edu/medweb/default.htm
12. Megasite Project http://www.lib.umich.edu/megasite
13. Nursing & Health Care Resources on the Net http://www.shef.ac.uk/~nhcon
14. The Virtual Hospital http://www.vh.org
15. Web Sites for Internists http://www.acponline.org
16. WebMedLit http://www.webmedlit.com
 

CONSUMER HEALTH AND MEDICAL SITES

17. CBSHealthwatch http://www.cbshealthwatch.com
18. DrKoop.com http://www.drkoop.com
19. Family Village http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu
20. familydoctor.org http://www.familydoctor.org
21. HealthAtoZ http://www.HealthAtoZ.com
22. InteliHealth http://www.intelihealth.com
23. Mayo Clinic Health Oasis http://www.mayohealth.org
24. MD Anderson http://www.mdanderson.org
25. NOAH (New York Online Access for Health) http://www.noah.cuny.edu
26. Oncolink http://cancer.med.upenn.edu
27. Onhealth http://www.onhealth.com
28. Quackwatch http://www.quackwatch.com
29. REPRORISK http://www.micromedex.com/products/pd-reprorisk.htm
30. -Self-Help Sourcebook Online http://mentalhelp.net/selfhelp
31. ThriveOnline http://www.thriveonline.com
32. WebMD http://my.webmd.com
 

CURRENT MEDICAL NEWS

33. 1stHeadlines-Health http://www.1stheadlines.com/health1.htm
34. CNN http://cnn.com/HEALTH
35. MSNBC http://www.msnbc.com/news/HEALTH_Front.asp?ta=y
36. NewsPage http://www.individual.com/browse/industry.shtml?level1=46610
 

REFERENCE BOOKS ONLINE

[NEW] Books@Ovid http://www.ovid.com/products/cip/books_at_ovid.cfm
37. The Directory of Medical Specialists http://www.certifieddoctor.org
38. emedicine.com http://emedicine.com
39. Harrison's Online http://www.harrisonsonline.com
40. Iowa Family Practice Handbook http://www.vh.org/Providers/ClinRef/FPHandbook/FPContents.html
41. STAT!Ref http://statref.tetondata.com
 

JOURNALS AND NEWSLETTERS
(Note: Some of these periodicals are available in print as well as online.)

42. ACP Journal Club http://www.acponline.org/index.html
43. ADIS Inpharma; ADIS Newsletters; ADIS R&D Insight http://www.adis.com
44. Annals of Internal Medicine http://www.acponline.org/journals/annals/annaltoc.htm
45. British Medical Journal http://www.bmj.com
46. Cancer Weekly Plus http://www.newsrx.com
47. Consumer Reports on Health http://www.consumerreports.org/Services/health.html
48. Drug Data Report http://www.prous.es/product/journal/ddr.html
49. Drug Discovery Online http://www.drugdiscoveryonline.com
50. Drugs of the Future http://www.prous.es/product/journal/dof.html
51. EContent http://www.ecmag.net
52. Evidence-Based Medicine http://www.acponline.org/catalog/journals/ebm.htm
53. F-D-C Reports http://www.fdcreports.com
54. Genetic Engineering News http://www.genwire.com
55. JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association http://jama.ama-assn.org
56. Information Today http://www.infotoday.com/it/itnew.htm
57. MD Computing http://www.mdcomputing.com
58. The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics http://www.medletter.com
59. Medicine on the Net http://www.mednet-i.com
60. NDA Pipeline http://www.ndapipeline.com
61. New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org
62. NLM Technical Bulletin http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/tb.html
63. Occupational and Environmental Medicine http://oem.bmjjournals.com
64. Online http://www.onlineinc.com/onlinemag/index.html
65. PJB Electronic Publishing http://www.pjbpubs.com
66. Scientific American Medicine Online http://www.sciam.com
67. Scrip http://www.pjbpubs.co.uk/scrip/index.html
68. Searcher http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/default.htm
69. The Pink Sheet http://www.fdcreports.com/pinkout.shtml
 

ASSOCIATIONS

70. American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org
71. American College of Physicians-American Society for Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) http://www.acponline.org
72. American Dental Association (ADA) http://www.ada.org
73. American Hospital Association http://www.aha.org
74. Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSL) http://www.aahsl.org
75. Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) http://www.aiip.org
76. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) http://www.astho.org
77. Medical Library Association (MLA) http://www.mlanet.org
78. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) http://www.phrma.org
79. Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) http://www.scip.org
 

UNITED STATES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AND RESOURCES
(Note: Some government databases are also available through commercial aggregators, such as Dialog.)

80. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) http://www.ahrq.gov
81. AGRICOLA-Agricultural Online Access http://www.nal.usda.gov/ag98
82. AIDSDRUGS; AIDSLINE; AIDSTRIALS http://igm.nlm.nih.gov
83. CANCERLIT http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/cancerlit.html
84. CancerNet http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov
85. ClinicalTrials.gov http://clinicaltrials.gov
86. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Citation Index http://nccam.nih.gov/nccam/resources/cam-ci
87. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) http://www.epa.gov
88. FDA Consumer http://www.fda.gov/fdac
89. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) http://www.fda.gov
90. GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology/Mutagenicity Data Bank) http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/sis1
91. Grateful Med http://igm.nlm.nih.gov
92. Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/sis1
93. HealthSTAR http://igm.nlm.nih.gov
94. IBIDS http://odp.od.nih.gov/ods/databases/ibids.html
95. Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/sis1
96. MEDLINE http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/medline.html
97. MEDLINEplus http://medlineplus.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus
98. National Cancer Institute http://www.nci.nih.gov
99. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) http://nccam.nih.gov/nccam
100. National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
101. National Health Interview Survey http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis.htm
102. National Institutes of Health (NIH) http://www.nih.gov
103. National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov
104. NIH Clinical Trials http://clinicaltrials.gov
105. NIH Consensus Guidelines http://consensus.nih.gov
106. NIOSHTIC http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nioshtic.html
107. NTIS-National Technical Information Service http://www.ntis.gov
108. Office of Dietary Supplements http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov
109. OMIM-Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Omim
110. Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals http://www.nnlm.nlm.nih.gov/partners
111. PDQ http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/pdqfull.html
112. PubMed, PubMed Central http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed
113. RTECS (Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/rtecs.html
114. TOXLINE http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/sis1
115. TOXNET http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/sis1
 

OTHER GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AND RESOURCES

116. BadgerLink (Wisconsin Department of Instruction) http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dltcl/badgerlink
117. EUDRAnet (European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products) http://www.eudra.org
118. Medical Board of California http://www.medbd.ca.gov/Verifica.htm
119. Northern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Inc. (NAHEC) http://www.dwave.net/~nahec
120. RISKLINE (Utah Department of Health) http://www.health.state.ut.us/cfhs/he/prl/service.html
121. Therapeutics Products Programme of Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpb-dgps/therapeut
 

DATABASES
(Note: Some databases are available directly from the producer or via the Web; others are available through commercial aggregators.)

122. Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) (British Library Healthcare Information Service)
Available on Dialog, Ovid, and others. http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl016 4.html
123. BIOSIS Previews (BIOSIS) http://www.biosis.org
124. CAB Abstracts (CAB International) http://www.cabi.org
125. Canadian-International Nurse Researcher Database http://nurseresearcher.com
126. CenterWatch.com http://www.centerwatch.com
127. CINAHL (CINAHL Information Systems) http://www.cinahl.com
128. Cochrane Collaboration; Cochrane Controlled Trials Register; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/cochrane
129. Cornell University Material Safety Data Sheets See Material Safety Data Sheets
130. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE) (University of York) http://nhscrd.york.ac.uk
131. EMBASE (Elsevier Science)Available on Dialog, Datastar, Ovid, and others. http://www.elsevier.com/inca/publications/store/5/2/3/3/2/8
132. ERIC (National Library of Education) http://www.accesseric.org
133. Gale's Health and Wellness Database (The Gale Group)Available on Dialog and others. http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl014 9.html
134. IMSWorld Product Launches (IMSWorld)Available on Dialog, Datastar, CAS, and others. http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl044 6.html
135. IMSWorld R&D Focus (IMSWorld)Available on Dialog, Datastar, CAS, and others. http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl044 5.html
136. Index to Dental Literature Included in all versions of MEDLINE.
137. International Nursing Index (INI; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins)
- Included in all versions of MEDLINE http://www.lww.com/cgi-bin/wwonline.storefront/808966388/Product/View/0020&2D8124
138. International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
- Available on Ovid, Dialog, Datastar, and Cambridge Scientific Abstracts. http://www.csa 2.com/detailsV3/ipa.html
139. Investext (The Investext Group)
-Available on Dialog, Factiva, and others. http://www.investext.com
140. ISI Citation Indexes; ISI Web of Science See SciSearch
141. MANTIS (Manual Alternative and Natural Therapy) (Healthindex)
- Available on Dialog, DataStar, Ovid, and others. http://www.healthindex.com/MANTIS.asp
142. Material Safety Data Sheets http://msds.pdc.cornell.edu
143. NAPRALERT http://national.chiropractic.edu/academ/napralert.html
144. NME Express (New Molecular Entity Express) (Prous)
- Available through Dialog, DataStar, and others. http://www.prous.es/product/electron/nme.html
145. Pharmaprojects (PJB Publications)
- Available through Dialog, Ovid, CAS, and others. http://www.pjbpubs.co.uk/pharma
146. PsycINFO (American Psychological Association); PsycLIT http://www.apa.org/psycinfo
147. SciSearch (ISI Citation Indexes) (Institute for Scientific Information)
- Available through Dialog, DataStar, STN, Web of Science, and others. http://www.isinet.com
148. Sigma Theta Tau International's Registry of Nursing Research http://www.stti.iupui.edu/rnr
 

GENERAL SEARCH ENGINES

149. AltaVista http://www.altavista.com
150. HotBot http://hotbot.lycos.com
151. Infoseek (now known as Go.com) http://infoseek.go.com
152. Lycos http://www.lycos.com
153. Yahoo! http://www.yahoo.com
 

DATABASE VENDORS/AGGREGATORS

154. DataStar http://products.dialog.com/products/datastarweb/index.html
155. Dialog http://www.dialog.com
156. Dow Jones http://www.dowjones.com or http://djinteractive.com
157. Northern Light http://www.northernlight.com
158. Ovid Technologies http://www.ovid.com
159. STN http://stnweb.cas.org
 

MISCELLANEOUS

160. Caredata.com http://www.caredata.com
161. Cyber Dialogue http://www.cyberdialogue.com
162. EBSCO http://www.ebsco.com/home
163. eHealthCareWorld Trade Show http://www.ehealthcareworld.com
164. EduCause http://www.educause.edu
165. "Exploding head syndrome" hoax http://www.lunaticlounge.com/fringefiles/explode.html
166. McMaster University http://www.mcmaster.ca/home.html
167. Micromedex http://www.micromedex.com
168. OCLC (Online Computer Library, Inc.) http://www.oclc.org
169. ProQuest http://www.bellhowell.infolearning.com/proquest
170. U.S. Pharmacopoeia http://www.usp.org
171. University of Michigan Cancer Center http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu
172. University of Michigan Document Center http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center
173. University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library http://www.library.upenn.edu/biomed/
 

ELECTRONIC DISCUSSION LISTS

174. Medical librarians discussion list (MEDLIB-L)
Note: Membership in Medical Library Association not required.
To subscribe, send a message to listserv@listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu. Leave the subject line blank. In the message type:SUBSCRIBE MEDLIB-L yourfirstname yourlastname
175. SLA Pharmaceutical Division discussion list (sla-dphm)
Note: Membership in Special Libraries Association required. See http://www.sla.org.
To subscribe, send a message to lists@lists.sla.org. Leave the subject line blank. In the message type: subscribe sla-dphm yourfirstname yourlastname
 

CITED LITERATURE, STUDIES, AND BOOKS

176. "Alternative therapies moving toward the mainstream: Doctors are teaching each other alternative medical procedures like acupuncture," CNN, February 23, 1999. Web posted at: 11:16 p.m. EST http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9902/23/alternative.mds
177. Buyse, Mary Louise, ed. (1990). Birth Defects Encyclopedia. Dover, Mass.: Blackwell Science, Inc. 178. "The Core of the Bibliographic Apple: Access to Periodicals for Allied Health Sciences Professionals,"
presented May 17, 1993, MLA Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Section Program: Supporting the Information Needs of an Allied Health Clientele. Summary published in NAHRS Newsletter, 1993 (November) 13(2): 17-21. http://www.library.kent.edu/nahrs
179. Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994. http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/dietsupp.html
180. Eisenberg study. http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/sci-news/1998/snr1111.htm#joc80870
181. Gehanno J. F., Paris C., Thirion B., Caillard J. F., "Assessment of Bibliographic Databases Performance in Information Retrieval for Occupational and Environmental Toxicology," Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1998 Aug; 55(8):562- 6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/Entrez/referer?/htbin-post/Entrez/query%3fdb=m&form=6&uid=9849544&Dopt=r
182. Hardman, J. G., et al. (1995). Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, ninth edition. McGraw Hill Ryerson. http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/medical/g&g.htm
183. Haynes, R. B., Wilczynski, N., McKibbon, K. A., Walker, C. J., Sinclair, J. C., "Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound studies in MEDLINE." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 1994 Nov-Dec; 1(6):447-58. http://www.amia.org/pubs/jamia/v01n06/447.htm
184. Hill, D. R., "Brandon/Hill selected list of books and journals for the small medical library." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 1999 Apr., 87(2):145-169. http://www.allenpress.com/mla/issues/vol87/number2/87-2-145.html
185. McKibbon, Ann (1999). PDQ: Evidence-Based Principles and Practice. Hamilton, Ontario: B. C. Decker, Inc. http://www.bcdecker.com
186. Rugge, Sue and Alfred Glossbrenner. The Information Broker's Handbook. http://www.ipi-books.com/handbook.html
187. Sackett, David L., W. Scott Richardson, William Rosenberg, and R. Brian Haynes (2000). Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM (Evidence Based Medicine), London: Churchill Livingstone. http://cebm.jr2.ox.ac.uk/docs/bookcontents.html


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