Databases and Resources

These links provide access to freely available, public resources that are largely relevant to palliative and supportive care.

General Cochrane Library
PubMed Clinical Queries
TRIP database
Palliative care Palliative Care PubMed Searches
CareSearch Grey Literature
CareSearch Review Collection
Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain & Palliative Care Reference Database
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Palliative Care
Run the CareSearch Palliative Care Search Filter
Complementary Medicine National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (US)
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre: About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products (US)
American Cancer Society: Complementary and Alternative Methods and Cancer (US)
PubMed Complementary Medicine Subset (will set a filter which would have to be cleared before running subsequent PubMed searches)
Finding Guidelines CMA InfoBase: Clinical Practice Guidelines (Canada)
Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal (Australia)
eMJA Clinical Guidelines (Australia)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (UK)
New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZ)
Online Free Journal Collections Free Medical Journals
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
High Wire Press
Directory of Open Access Journals: Health Sciences
PubMed Central
Biomed Central

Patient Websites

MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine, US)
healthdirect (Australia)
Better Health Channel (Australia)
healthtalk (UK)
Grey Literature CareSearch Grey Literature
New York Academy of Medicine Grey Literature Report (US)

You may wish to refer patients and their families to quality consumer websites, such as those listed in Sources of Information in CareSearch For Patients, Carers and Families pages.

Last updated 18 January 2017