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Biomedical Research: Searching the Biomedical Literature

Recommended biomedical and statistical information resources: including government agencies, professional organizations, and subscription databases

Carilion Clinic Subscription Resources

List of all Carilion databases -- Links and descriptions of database content

Tools to Help You Organize Your Literature Search

  • PRESS - Peer-Review of Electronic Search Strategies - Evidence-based Guidelines for SRs, HTAs - McGowan, J., Sampson, M., Salzwedel, D. M., Cogo, E., Foerster, V., & Lefebvre, C. (2016). PRESS Peer Review of Electronic Search Strategies: 2015 Guideline Statement. J Clin Epidemiol, 75, 40-46. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.01.021
  • Grey Matters - Searching the Grey Literature Tool - Created by CADTH (Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health) - evidence-based healthcare.

Free Software

NIH & NLM Information Resources

  • Ethics in Research: Bioethics: What is it and why is it important? David Resnik, PhD, 12/2015
  • Bird's Eye View of Health Data StandardsThis one-hour training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services. 4/2019


PubMed Tutorials & Handouts