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UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical information resource for point-of-care. It contains a wealth of information, from historical background to treatment recommendations. Within a topic or a clinical condition, there are links to pictures, graphics, drug information and other related topics. You can also search for drug information as Lexi-Comp and Lexi-Interact Online (drug resources) have been incorporated into UpToDate. Mobile version is available.
To attend upcoming Live Online Trainings (webinars) on using UpToDate, visit the UpToDate Webinars webpage
The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library consists of a collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews(CDSR) and The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL).
- The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care. CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials and supplements.
- The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.
Comprehensive search guides are available at: How to Use The Cochrane Library.
Pubmed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 26 million citations from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. Staff and students are encouraged to access via NUS Libraries portal for seamless access to full articles subscribed by the Libraries.
Guides for searching PubMed:
Alternative access to search Medline (sub-set of PubMed). Provided by Proquest. Coverage is only from 1999 onwards.
Medline is a Biomedical literature database covering the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing and health care system.
Embase is a crucial resource for discovering biomedical evidence within published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts. Full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data — supported by Emtree — helps retrieve precise answers to search queries. Especially useful for Systematic Reviews.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and.the arts and humanities. In many ways similar to Web of Science, Scopus is very useful for interdisciplinary search.
Web of Science
Indexes thousands of academic journals in virtually every discipline in sciences, humanities and social sciences, including demography, economics and statistics. Its unique feature is the ability to trace related articles, using a citation as a starting point.
Our subscription to Micromedex Healthcare Series provides access to 2 subdatabases: the DRUGDEX System and MARTINDALE: The Complete Drug Reference.They provide extensive infromation on drugs and related substances including investigational drugs, herbal medicines, radiopharmaceuticals, contrast media and diagnostic agents, medicinal gases, drugs of abuse and recreational drugs, toxic substances, disinfectants, and pesticides. It links point-form overview of diseases with drugs used in their treatment, along with key references. Access is also available via mobile or tablet devices. You can find out more details upon logging in to Micromedex.
To attend upcoming Live Online Trainings (webinars) on using Micromedex, visit the Micromedex Training webpage.
Top 10 Dentistry Journals
Below is a select list of dental journals that are available in the NUS Libraries. The list is based on the Impact Factor ranking of journals on Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine obtained from the 2019 Journal Citation Report Science Edition.