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Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • Description: Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) includes abstracts of published systematic reviews on the effects of health care from around the world, which have been critically analyzed by the reviewers at the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York, England. DARE's abstracts include a description of the systematic reviews methodology, results and conclusions. It provides access to quality reviews in subjects for which a Cochrane review may not yet exist.
Digital Resource Commons
  • Description: The Ohio Digital Resource Commons (DRC) may be searched by keyword or browsed by the following communities : Art & Architecture, Educational and Instructional Videos, Government Documents, History & Archives, and Science. The DRC member sites include Wright State University, Bowling Green State University, The Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives, Knowledge Bank (Ohio State University), Youngstown State University, Oberlin Digital Commons, Scholarly Commons at Miami University, and University of Cincinnati.
Digital Video Collection
  • Description: Digital Video Collection contains full-length educational videos covering a wide variety of subjects. The collection currently includes videos from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations and Theses)
  • Description: Dissertation Abstracts contains more than 2.4 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master's theses from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities from 1637 to the present. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. Here is the website for ordering:
  • Coverage: 1637-
  • Description: With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed balances the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice. Updated daily, DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence. Through this process of Systematic Literature Surveillance, the best available evidence determines the content of DynaMed.