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SML Research Guide

A comprehensive guide for any one interested in doing a literature search in the medical/health sciences fields.

SML Research Guide aims to help users locate reliable, up-to-date medical/health information, using SML resources and the Internet. It is meant to compliment, and not to replace, the live-sessions that SML Medical Information Specialist holds and that can be tailored to the specific needs of the attendees.

Quality health information when needed saves patient's lives, professional's time and health-care costs.Health-care professionals today are not expected to know everything even in their specialty, but they are expected to be able to find reliable up-to-date information as and when their patient needs it. 

"Half of what you are taught as medical students will in 10 years have been shown to be wrong. And the trouble is none of your teachers knows which half" 

(Dr. Sydney Burwell, 1956)

Types of Medical Information & Where to search for them?

If you do not know much about the topic, look for background information from:

If you know a lot about the topic, but need some specific information, look for foreground information from:

If you know about the topic, but need the best available evidence to provide the best patient care: