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NEW! SAGE Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods (SRM) is a fantastic collection of books, case studies and videos exploring and illustrating research methods for the social sciences.  

  • Books include Little Green Books and Little Blue Books, short guides to quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Over 1000 case studies illustrating research methods
  • Videos exploring all aspects of the research process
  • SRM Project Planner - accessible advice on every stage of the research process from defining a question to writing up and sharing your research
  • We don't subscribe to everything from SRM - use 'Refine By' when searching and browsing to see what is available at SHU

BMJ Best Practice

Resources for Evidence-based Research

                   Hierarchy of Evidence: Case series/case reports; case control studies; cohort studies; randomized control trial; systematic review; meta-analysis (from wider content to more focused and specific)

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If you are looking for quick access, freely available, evidence-based information then search one of the resources below.  Each resource offers systematic reviews that will give you the best course of action for your particular patient, though if no systematic review has been carried out on your topic you might select a lower form of evidence.

NICE Evidence: Evidence Search

Research Databases

Drugs and medicines

Statistical data

Behind the Headlines

SHURA - Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive

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Newspaper articles

Newspapers are the best source for the very latest information. However, they are aimed at a general audience, and do not tend to be very technical or detailed. They are also certainly not peer-reviewed and can very often be erroneous or biased.