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PBL Library Resources: Govt. & Grey Lit

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Laupus Library Regular Hours

Mon-Thurs              7:30am-12:00am
Friday                     7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday                 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday                   10:00am - 12:00am


Looking for information on government guidelines, regulations, or clinical trials?  The following sites are good places to start looking.  

CancerNet - includes info on types of cancer, clinical trials, statistics, research and funding,

CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention - lncludes diseasea and conditions, emergency preparadenss and response, workplace safety and health, datat and statistics, global health, travelers health, life stages and populations, end etc.  Check for subsets such as the National Center for Infectious DIseases

FDA - US Food and Drug Adminstration - For Health Professionals page includes articles, biologics, consmetics, drugs, food safety and nutrition, medical devices, radiological health, as well as links to MedWatch - safety info and adverse event reporting, medication errors, and etc.

National Guideline Clearinghouse - links to evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.   Includes option tfor side-by-side comparison of up to 3 guidelines.

National Institutes of Health - info on clinical studies, health and wellness, research funding, etc.

USPSTF - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medications.

WHO - World Health Organization - directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. 

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