Research Resources

Research is changing and growing on a regular basis.  The best way to stay up to date on the latest developments is to investigate on your own.  Below you will find links to three reputable tools that will allow you to do just that.  You will see that each has unique benefits and a slightly different intention or focus.  As you use them you will become more familiar with which tool is most likely to yield the sort of results for which you are searching.  Each site also provides a tutorial about how to maximize it for your purposes.


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The TRIP Database, launched in 1997, is a search engine designed to allow clinicians to quickly find answers to their medical questions using the best available evidence. TRIP’s founders realized medical professionals were being forced to perform time-consuming searches at multiple websites to get at the most relevant information. So, they designed TRIP as a meta-search engine, allowing users to both simultaneously search thousands of databases, medical publications and resources, as well as easily filter the results: limiting searches to the most stringent, highest-quality medical evidence or expanding them to include results like patient information, news articles and more.


A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, PubMed was released in 1996 as a free digital archive of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. PubMed comprises 20-million-plus citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books from around the world. Some 11.5 million articles are listed with their abstract and 3.1 million articles are available in full-text at no cost.



The Cochrane Library is a collection of high-quality medical databases which have, at their core, the Cochrane Reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses which summarize and interpret the results of well-conducted, randomized controlled trials, frequently referenced as the ‘gold standard’ in evidence-based medicine. The Chochrane Library is a subscription-based database but offers free access to abstracts.


 google alerts

Learn how to set up Google Alerts to stay up to date on what's most important to you about massage and oncology.  Enable the Google search enginge to automatically and regularly comb the internet for new information about "oncology massage", "lymphedema" or any other topic that will support you as an educated therapist or consumer.

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