MUHC Databases

The following databases have been purchased by and licensed to the MUHC. They are accessible from any networked computer in the hospital.

A – C | D – F | G – J | K – M | N – O | P – Q | R – S | T – Z

Databases licensed by McGill University can be accessed via the McGill’s Databases A-Z page, from any computer connected to the Internet. They require a McGill password and ID.

Campbell Library of Systematic Reviews

The Campbell Library of Systematic Reviews is a freely available resource from the Campbell Collaboration. International in scope, it provides access to the full text of systematic reviews on the effects of social interventions in the areas of education, crime, justice, and social welfare since 2004.

CINAHL Complete

CINAHL, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, is the premier database in nursing and allied health literature, indexing approximately 5,400 titles published since 1937. It also covers education, behavioral sciences and health administration. Access to many full text articles is provided through CINAHL Complete.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is an evidence based resource that simultaneously searches 6 international biomedical databases containing over 770,000 records published since 1898. The databases included are the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, a database that provides access to Cochrane Systematic Reviews on therapeutic interventions since 1996; the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) that gives access to structured abstracts of systematic reviews; the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) that provides references to clinical trials; the Cochrane Methodology Register that contains references to publications on the methodology used to conduct controlled trials; the Health Technology Assessment Database (HTAD) that provides references to health technology assessment studies; and the National Health Service Economic Evaluation Database(NHSEED) that contains references to economic evaluations.” MUHC staff have access to the full text of the “Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews” database.

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Embase is a bibliographic database specializing in the biomedical field and indexing 7,500 peer reviewed journals published since 1974. It features extensive indexing of pharmaceutical research as well as an international journal collection from more than 90 countries.

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Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) via MUHC Intranet

The Evidence Analysis Library (EAL) is a series of systematic reviews developed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Expert workgroup members evaluate, synthesize, and grade the strength of the evidence to support conclusions that answer a precise series of questions.

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HealthSTAR. contains citations to published literature on health services, technology, administration, and research since 1966. The records, primarily derived from Medline, focus on both clinical and non-clinical aspects of health care delivery.

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Lexicomp is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that allows you to search several drug information resources within a single interface, including:

  • MUHC Adult and Pediatrics drug formularies: lists the MUHC policies and guidelines associated with drugs that the pharmacy offers,
  • Lexi-drugs (Adult & Pediatric/Neonatal): provides clear, concise, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions,
  • Facts & Comparisons,
  • Trissel’s 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics et King guide for IV compatibility information,
  • AHFS Essentials: provides in-depth, evidence-based drug information — including off-label uses,
  • Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation.

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Medline via Ovid

The premier database in the health sciences, Medline covers articles from over 5,500 international, biomedical journals published since 1946.

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Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines is a specialized resource in Complementary or Alternative Medicine that, since 2000, has compiled summaries of the latest evidence in CAM therapies. Natural Medicines contains multiple databases based on area of interest or specialty, and uses its own grading system to evaluate the level of evidence available.

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Ovid Databases

Select Ovid Databases to view an alphabetical list of databases available to MUHC staff via Ovid. This list includes Medline, Embase, APA PsycINFO, HealthSTAR, HaPI and Social Work Abstracts.

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PEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition

PEN is developed by the Dieticians of Canada and provides ready access to timely, current and authoritative guidance on food and nutrition questions encountered in every day practice. On each “Knowledge Pathway”, recognized authorities identify relevant literature from filtered and original sources and critically appraise, grade and synthesize that literature into key practice points or answers to practice questions.

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PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro is a freely available evidence-based practice resource containing references to randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy. Content is derived from optimized searches in Medline, Embase, CINAHL, APA PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library.

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APA PsycINFO is a specialized database produced by the American Psychological Association covering literature in psychology, psychiatry as well as on the psychological aspects of other disciplines. APA PsycINFO also indexes books, book chapters, and dissertations. APA PsycINFO indexes over 2,450 periodicals from more than 49 countries, published since 1806.

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PubMed provides access to Medline, the NLM’s database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences. It comprises over 23 million citations from over 5,500 peer-reviewed journals going back to 1946. It has international coverage, but focuses on North American publications. It is maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), and is freely available.

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PubMed Clinical Queries

PubMed Clinical Queries is a specialized interface of the Medline database that provides fast access to reliable clinical studies focusing on etiology, prognosis, diagnosis, therapy or clinical prediction of diseases. PubMed Clinical Queries is also useful in finding systematic reviews.

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SpeechBITE is a freely available evidence-based practice resource for speech-language therapy that contains references to clinical trials, systematic reviews, and case series. Content is derived from optimized searches in Medline, Embase, CINAHL, APA PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library.

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Toxinz is a point of care tool that provides the most recent information on toxicology. This electronic resource contains structured information on over 190 000 poisonous substances. Toxinz is useful to healthcare professionals specialized in toxicology, or any healthcare professional requiring information on poisonous substances at the point of care.

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TRIP Database: Turning Research into Practice

The TRIP database searches multiple, evidence-based resources such as the Cochrane Library, Clinical Evidence, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, etc. The TRIP database retrieves references to systematic reviews, guidelines, evidence-based synopses, as well as other types of material.

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UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which uses a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into evidence-based recommendations that answer diagnosis, harm, prognosis and treatment questions. Over 10,000 topics are reviewed, each of which answers multiple clinical questions, in over 20 specialties.

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