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ACOM Alumni Gateway for Library & Learning Resources: Databases & Websites

Clinical & Practice Guidelines

In addition to the specific websites listed below, clinical guidelines can also be found at a variety of organizations such as the CDC and professional membership associations like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Clinical guidelines and recommendations from the American College of Physicians (ACP).

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

Recommendations for primary care practice.

Clinical Trials

Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies from around the world.

Health Data & Statistics

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Provides data on medical expenditures, healthcare costs, technology assessments, clinical practice guidelines, quality & patient safety, and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Center for Health Statistics


If you're looking for research articles and clinical evidence, start with the sites listed below.

OSTMED.DR (Osteopathic Medical Digital Repository)

Osteopathic literature database created by Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Interface for searching MEDLINE, the online index of biomedical journal article citations from 1950 to present. Premiere database of medical literature.

PubMed Health

Specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, based on systematic reviews of clinical trials.

PubMed Health Services Research Queries

Provides specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs.

Trip (Turning Research Into Practice)

Directory of links to high-quality clinical research evidence.

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