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Friday, 2 November 2007

The Greatest Health Websites in the World Ever - Volume One

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As part of a course that our own Claire Beecroft is running - 'Searching for Research in Cyberspace' - she's put together a list of decent health-related websites (plus a few non-health but useful ones) organised by category.
There may be something below that you've not come across - and watch out for Volume Two (The Remixes)

Just about every health research-related website you could ever need….

Discussion Lists:

• Evidence-based health: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/EVIDENCE-BASED-HEALTH.html
• Health services research: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/HEALTH-SERVICES-RESEARCH.html
• Public health: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/PUBLIC-HEALTH.html
• Allied health: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/INFO-ALLIED-HEALTH.html
• JISCMAIL :http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk
• Google Groups: http://groups.google.com/

Databases:

• Pubmed: www.pubmed.gov
• SumSearch: www.sumsearch.com
• WebMD: www.webmd.com
• National Research Register (NRR): http://www.nrr.nhs.uk/
• Current trials (International): http://www.centerwatch.com/
• PubMed Clinical Queries: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/clinical.shtml
• The Cochrane Library: www.thecochranelibrary.com
• NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Databases: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/crddatabases.htm
• UKOP (All UK Government publications): http://www.ukop.co.uk/
• DoH Publications database: http://www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsLibrary/fs/en
• National Library of Guidelines http://www.library.nhs.uk/guidelinesfinder/

Directories:

• Patient.co.uk: www.patient.co.uk
• Netting the Evidence: http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=004326897958477606950%3Adjcbsrxkatm
• BUBL: www.bubl.ac.uk
• Triage: www.trentrdsu.org.uk/resources.html
• Google Health Directory: http://www.google.com/Top/Health/

Journals:

• Biomed Central Journals: www.biomedcentral.com
• Evidence Based Nursing, Evidence Based Mental Health, etc. http://www.bmjjournals.com/
• Bandolier http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/

Organisations:

• Trent RDSU: www.trentrdsu.org.uk/
• Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (Oxford): http://www.cebm.net/
• School of Health and Related Resarch, University of Sheffield (ScHARR): http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr
• Centre for Reviews and Dissemination: http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/
• ARIF (Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility): http://www.arif.bham.ac.uk/
• HERU (Health Economics Research Unit): http://www.abdn.ac.uk/heru/
• National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE): www.nice.org.uk
• UK Department of Health: www.doh.gov.uk

Web searching and appraisal support and training materials:

• Netskills web-searching tutorials: www.netskills.ac.uk/content/about/publicity/news/articles/article77.html
• Google’s ‘cheat-sheet’: http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html
• PICO Questions: http://www.hsl.unc.edu/services/tutorials/ebm/Question.htm
• Judgehealth website appraisal: http://www.judgehealth.org.uk/

Video and images:

• Google Images: www.google.com/images
• You tube: www.youtube.com

Subject-specific gateways and search engines:
• Intute: http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/
• NLH: http://www.library.nhs.uk
• MedHunt: http://www.hon.ch/MedHunt/

Free-text search engines:
• Google: http://www.google.co.uk
• Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com

NHS Policy and Research:
· National Service Frameworks
· http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Policyandguidance/Healthandsocialcaretopics/DH_4070951
· NHS Service Delivery and Organisation National Programme (SDO R & D)
http://www.sdo.lshtm.ac.uk/
· NHS R&D Programme http://www.dh.gov.uk/ProcurementAndProposals/RDCallsForProposals/fs/en

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