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Systematic Reviews, Meta Synthesis or Meta Analysis - For-a-Fee Access


  • The Cochrane Collaboration / The Cochrane Library

    • Full-text access limited to subscribers or those with country-wide access. 

    • ​The Library is a collection of 7 different databases including the database of Systematic Reviews. 

    • Non-Members are able to browse free summaries of some of the over 5,000 systematic reviews.

    • According to their website, "Each systematic review addresses a clearly formulated question; for example: Can antibiotics help in alleviating the symptoms of a sore throat? All the existing primary research on a topic that meets certain criteria is searched for and collated, and then assessed using stringent guidelines to establish whether or not there is conclusive evidence about a specific treatment. The reviews are updated regularly, ensuring that treatment decisions can be based on the most up-to-date and reliable evidence." 

  • DynaMed 

    • Full-text access limited to subscribers.

    • According to their website, "DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care.  With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice."

  • Essential Evidence Plus (Formerly InfoPoems) -

    • Full-text access limited to subscribers.

    • According to their website, "Essential Evidence Plus is the only evidence-based, point-of-care clinical decision support system that gives you access to over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracts, and summaries."

  • First Consult -

    • Full-text access limited to subscribers.

    • According to their website, "First Consult is an authoritative evidence-based and continuously updated clinical information resource for healthcare professionals.  Designed for use at the point-of-care, it provides instant, user-friendly access to the latest information on evaluation, diagnosis, clinical management, prognosis, and prevention." 

  • The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) - Systematic Review Database

    • Full-text access limited to subscribers.

    • Click on the JBI COnNECT to access systematic reviews, best practice information sheets, and evidence summaries.

    • According to their website, "The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is an international not-for-profit, membership based, research and development organisation based with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia.  The Institute collaborates internationally with over 70 entities across the world.  The Institute and its collaborating entities promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilisation of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to assist in the improvement of healthcare outcomes globally.  We provide you with the best available evidence to inform your clinical decision making at the point of care." 

  • UpToDate 

    • Full-text access limited to subscribers.

    • According to their website, "UpToDate is the premier evidence-based clinical decision support resource authorized by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care.  By combining the latest clinical knowledge with cutting edge technology, UpToDate changes the way clinicians practice medicine and has become and indispensable part of clinical workflows in institutions and practices worldwide."

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