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Sacred Heart University Library Newsletter for Faculty 12 (September 2017)

Resources You Should Know About

A Resource You Should Know About: TRIP Medical Database

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) -  is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice, or care, or both.  In addition to research evidence, it also allows clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses, and news.  With its motto, “Find information fast,” it has become a premier source of evidence-based content with global reach.  Every citation (as a link) indicates the level of evidence (from “blogs” to “systematic reviews”), and gives an “estimate of bias.”  Search results can be sorted by quality of evidence, date, and relevance.  Guidelines can be scoped geographically.  The Library’s institutional membership enables TRIP to link to the Library’s full-text holdings, links to systematic reviews, and refining by clinical area. This database is especially relevant for physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and anyone else who needs to support practice with evidence.