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Genetic Tests for Cancer. Grey literature resources: search strategies and results

Table C. Category III gray literature resources

Search Tool Description Search
National Guidelines Clearinghouse
(www.guideline.gov)
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines Guidelines are formed from clinical and analytical utility data. Tests that are in development do not yet have this data available.
Networked Digital Library of Theses
(www.ndltd.org/index.en.html)
Organization dedicated dissemination and preservation of electronic analogues to the traditional paperbased theses and dissertations Theses are preliminary reports from academic research programs. The majority are not commercially active and those that are will be seen in other reports.
System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe (SIGLE)
(www.york.ac.uk/services/library/guides/sigle.htm)
Computerized index to reports and other gray literature produced in Europe Gray Literature search tool that requires a subscription.
TheseNet
(www.sudoc.abes.fr/)
French Theses collection. Now called Systeme Universitaire de Documentation Non-English.
AMICUS (National Library of Canada)
(http://amicus.collectionscanada.ca/aaweb/aalogine.htm)
Canadian national library catalogue Library holdings overlap significantly with Medline and reports contained therein are based on clinical and analytical data.
Australian National Library Catalog
(http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/)
Australian national library catalogue Library holdings overlap significantly with Medline and reports contained therein are based on clinical and analytical data.
CABOT (Canadian Research Database)
(http://cahspr.ca/cabot/)
Canadian research database. This Web site had a nonfunctional search tool.
British Library
(www.bl.uk/)
British library catalogue Library holdings overlap significantly with Medline. Similar to searching NLM.
FDA OIVD new products
(www.fda.gov/cdrh/oivd/consumerotcdatabase.html)
New OIVD products as of 7/1/05 Web site still under construction.
National Library of Medicine's
LocatorPlus (http://locatorplus.gov/)
Search for book, journal and audiovisual titles in the NLM collections Searches NLM. This source will return a similar dataset to other library holdings.
Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
(www.york.ac.uk/inst/crd/darehp.htm)
Structured abstracts of quality-assessed reviews Included in HTA database search above.
CMA Infobase
(http://mdm.ca/cpgsnew/cpgs/index.asp)
Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines. Guidelines are formed from clinical and analytical utility data. Tests that are in development do not yet have this data available.
BIREME Databases
(www.bireme.br/bvs/bireme/I/homepage.htm)
Scientific and technical health information with the countries and among the countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean region We are only interested in Health Sciences Section. The search tools used are Medline and LILACS.
Search Adobe PDF Online
(www.searchpdf.adobe.com)
Searches PDF files online Nonfunctional search tool
DIMDI databases
(www.dimdi.de/static/en/db/recherche.htm)
German Institute of Medical documentation and information Not In English and uses Medline
DIRLINE
(http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/)
Directory of Health Organizations Online Not applicable to our report. Organized by National Library of Medicine.
Directory of Database of Research(JAPAN)
(http://read.jst.go.jp/EN/)
Listing of research taking place in Japan Reports similar to those of Medline
Dissertation Abstracts
(http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/0035.html)
Subject, title, and author guide virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution since 1861 Dissertations are preliminary reports from academic research programs. Utility of dissertations for purposes of this report is unclear.
ERIC database
(www.eric.ed.gov/)
Education literature Not applicable to our report.
DrugResearcher.com
(www.drugresearcher.com/)
Drug development in Europe This site is not directed towards biomarker development and thus is not applicable to our report.
ThePinkSheet.com
(www.thepinksheet.com)
Prescription pharmaceuticals and biotechnology information A subscription is needed for information beyond the title.
Reuters Health
(www.reutershealth.com)
Supplier of health and medical news on the Internet A subscription is needed for information beyond the title.

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