Available via the Wiley Interscience interface, the Cochrane library consistes of 7 databases, all of which are concerned with different aspects of research which looks at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews is full text, while most of the other databases are registers and indexes consisting mainly of citations and detailed abstracts.
Find It Fast #1: Introduction: This is the first episode of the evidence-based practice information resources video tutorial series from Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University. The basic steps for finding clinical information, especially how to construct a focused, answerable clinical question, are reviewed
Find It Fast #2: The Clinical Question Your choice of clinical information resource is closely related to the nature of the clinical question you ask. This tutorial covers various types of clinical questions and how they are associated with different types of research studies.
Clinical information resources are usually classified by the extent to which they are critically appraised. We often use a pyramid diagram to distinguish two different tiers of resources. This tutorial explains the differences of the two tiers and shows how various clinical resources fit into the pyramid model.