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National physician survey (NPS)   
http://www.nationalphysiciansurvey.ca/nps/

Provides a comprehensive database documenting what all physicians in Canada are currently doing in their practice of medicine, in response to societal health care needs across Canada, as well as their own personal interests and career plans. Also includes the perspectives and expressed practice intentions of the physicians of tomorrow.

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Rare disease database  
http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases

Provides a database that allows users to search by disease name for information about rare diseases and disorders in organization's reports, articles, or both.

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Published: 2004
Canada's adverse drug reaction database

Provides a searchable database that holds information from all adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports currently held in Health Canada's CADRIS (Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Information System) database, which monitors adverse drug reactions in drugs approved for the Canadian market.

Published: 1965-2004
Accessing social care research: an introductory guide

Provides guidance and tips on how to access research and other information relevant to social care. Written as an introductory guide and intended primarily as a starting point for those who wish to develop their evidence-based skills by increasing their knowledge of sources of social care research.

Published: 2003
National database of FASD and substance use during pregnancy resources
Offers a searchable database of Canadian resources and includes a description of each resource and ordering information.
Published: 2003-2006
MOST: database of best practices on indigenous knowledge  
http://www.vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/unesco/most/bpindi.html

Includes a definition of indigenous knowledges, a discussion of criteria for selecting "best practices," and a Registry of Best Practices that gives numerous detailed summaries of projects in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America that have sought to improve conditions and alleviate poverty through the successful employment of indigenous knowledges. Also links to CIRAN and MOST's joint publication entitled "Best Practices on Indigenous Knowledge," which provides further details on indigenous knowledge and on the production phase of the database.

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CAMline  
http://www.camline.ca/
Provides an evidence-based website on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for healthcare professionals and the public. (See Details)
LactMed: drugs and lactation database  
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT
Provides a database of drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. (See Details)
Published: 2006-
Health in action  
http://www.health-in-action.org/
Provides information on health promotion and injury prevention activities in Alberta.Web site provides a database of Alberta health promotion and injury prevention programs, projects, people and organizations. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Household products database  
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/
Provides a database that links over 4,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. (See Details)
Published: 2003