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Quality and Safety Improvement


Theory/Knowledgement Development

Research and Statistics

Health Policy

General Sources for Grey Literature

New York Academy of Medicine Grey Literature Report

TRIP Database   A search engine to find evidence-based clinical information.

NTIS  National Technical Information Service

DocuTicker  Browse abstracts of PDF reports from global government agencies, think tanks, NGOs, research institutes and other public interest groups.

Clinical Trials

UK Clinical Trials Gateway

ISRCTN Register  International Standard Randomised Controlled Trial Number

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform  World Health Organization

EU Clinical Trials Register

HSRProj  Health Services Research Projects in Progress, National Library of Medicine

Clinical Practice Guidelines

National Guidelines Clearinghouse  Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US

NICE Guidance  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

Toward Optimized Practice  Alberta Medical Association, Canada

NHMRC, Guidelines  National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

ICSI Guidelines  Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

GIN International Guidelines Library  Guidelines International Network

Also search professional nursing and medical associations for professional guidelines or statements.

Statistics and Datasets

National Center of Health Statistics  CDC, US

CDC Data and Statistics

FastStats  CDC, US

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports  AHRQ, US

Health and Medical Care Archive  Data Archive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

HCUPnet  Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, AHRQ, US

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Health Services and Sciences Research Resources  NLM, US

Database of Online Health Statistics  Institute of Health Economics, Alberta, Canada.  Searches internationally.

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems  AHRQ, US

Institutional Repositories

Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository

OAIster  Open Archives Initiative

OpenDOAR  Directory of Open Access Repositories

ROAR  Registry of Open Access Repositories

SHERPA (UK)  Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access

VHL  Virtual Health Library

Also check large universities/institutions for access to institutional repositories.

Drugs and Devices


MedWatch  FDA, US

Drug Databases  FDA, US

Medical Device Databases  FDA, US

Advisory Committees  FDA, US

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technology in Health

European Medicines Agency

Drug Assessments  Drugs Assessment Working Group, Therapeutics Initiative, Canada

DERP  Drug Effectiveness Review Project

Research Assistance

Need help with your research project? You can contact a librarian for assistance at the Reference Desk - (734) 432-5767.  Or send an email to the Ask a Librarian reference service.

Want to schedule an individual session with a librarian?  Click here on the Schedule a Session with a Librarian link and fill out the online form.  Or drop-in at one of the many Library Walk-in Research Clinics scheduled throughout the term.

Need to find articles that aren't available online full-text or in hard copy in the Library's collection?  Or need to locate a book that the Library doesn't own?  Try the Library's Interlibrary Loan Service and request your items by filling out and submitting the appropriate online form.

Margaret Danowski
Nursing Liasion

Updated 9/15/2015

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