Wednesday, 21 November 2007

A good TRIP

The TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) database has been tweaked and the search facility has improved. There are also now some specialist search engines which, they say, "allow users to simultaneously search the core TRIP content plus the top 10-15 journals specific to that area". They see this as a link between TRIP and Medline.

There is also extra content in the database, including wikis and podcasts.

When you search TRIP your results are categorised as systematic reviews, guidelines, research textbooks and evidence based synopses. You can use these categories to filter your results. The final category is "more" and this is where podcasts, UK approved education resources and wikis will appear.

You can also search TRIP for patient information leaflets and for medical images (but beware - these are mostly copyrighted!)

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