The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html. We review and update our FAQs frequently. The FAQ resources include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about finding the results of clinical trials.
The FAQ: Clinical Trials Results, at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ctresults.html, links to the ClinicalTrials.gov database. ClinicalTrials.gov contains information about more than 78,000 trials with locations in more than 170 countries. There is also a link explaining how to identify studies in ClinicalTrials.gov that have results. This FAQ also shows you search strategies to conduct if you want to search for a specific study or search for clinical trials on a specific disease. There are also links to other government and university resources.
Send your comments about these resource or research assistance questions to [email protected] or use our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .
Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
National Library of Medicine
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