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Individual Databases for META-ANALYSIS: FINDING THE TRIALS

Bibliographic Databases:

Biological Abstracts  
1969-present; international coverage of research in the life sciences.

Cochrane Library  full text icon  
Current; provides access to information compiled by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network of individuals and institutions committed to reviewing the best evidence from clinical trials in medicine.

Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office. U.S. Army, Series 1-5
Published between 1880-1961, the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (Index-Catalogue)* is a multi-part printed bibliography or list of items in the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, U.S. Army. It contains material dated from the 1400s through 1950 and is an important resource for researchers in the history of medicine, history of science, and for clinical research.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text  full text icon  
1637-present; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. PQDT Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350 word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150 word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text also offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others.

PubMed
1940's-present; PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 20 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. [This resource is publicly available.] The Library also has access to MEDLINE via Web of Knowledge and via Ovid Medline.

Web Of Science  
1900-present; The Web of Science includes the three ISI citation indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.

Bibliographic Databases for Specialized Interests:

African Index Medicus
The Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) with the technical support of the World Health Organization has produced an international index to health literature and information sources published in or related to Africa

Alcohol & Alcohol Problems Science Database
A portal to current databases on alcohol research and realated topics. Also a link to the ETOH Archive, produced by NIAAA from 1972 through 2003.

Alcohol Studies Database
The database contains over 70,000 citations for journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and audio-visual materials. The site was developed by the Scholarly Communication Center, the Center of Alcohol Studies , and the Rutgers University Libraries

Arctic Health Library / Publications Databases
A group of several databases indexing bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to full-text journal articles, reports, newspapers / newsletters, conference proceedings, gray literature, and other documents as well as non-print materials.

Index Medicus for the South-East Asian Region
Index Medicus for South-East Asia Region (IMSEAR) is a database of articles published in selected journals within the WHO South-East Asia Region. It is a collaborative effort of participating libraries in Health Literature, Library and Information Services (HELLIS) network in the region.

Index Medicus for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR).
In order to give access to health literature published in or related to the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the Eastern Mediterranean Region Library Network (EMLIBNET) produces an international index to Eastern Mediterranean health literature and information sources using headings according to the Medical Subject Headings MeSH list of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

LILACS
Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences

Native Health History Database/Native Health Research Database
Bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations.

POPLINE
POPLINE 1974-present; but also includes older substantive literature. POPLINE has information on topics relating to population such as demography, vital statistics, family planning, and related health, law,and policy issues. POPLINE indexes books, book chapters, journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, theses, dissertations, laws, bills, court decisions, and unpublished reports. [This resource is publicly available.]

PsycINFO  full text icon  
1887-present; international source for journal articles, dissertations, and books in psychology and related disciplines, such as sociology, linguistics, law, business, and anthropology.

Directories of Ongoing Research:

Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Listings of more than 41,000 active industry and government-sponsored clinical trials, as well as new drug therapies in research and those recently approved by the FDA.

ClinicalTrials.gov
Provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

CRISP
A searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals, and other research institutions.

Current Controlled Trials
Allows users to search, register and share information about randomised controlled trials. International in scope. Includes NIH's ClinicalTrials.gov.

Health Services Research Projects in Progress
Information about ongoing health services research and public health projects