Apparently theres no such thing as a free lunch, free research resources however are on the rise.

The growth in open access publishing means that an increasing amount of scholarly, peer-reviewed content is now available via resources which are accessible without a subscription. So no need to pay for content and no need to login to view the full article. As a brief introduction here’s a quick list of just a few of online resources for reliable research material in Palliative care and general medical and healthcare research.

BioMed Central – Bio Med provides full text access to research content online. It’s in-depth listing of disease and treatment specific titles includes;

Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  DOAJ is a great first port of call for scientific open access publications with over 300 general medical titles, 28 Nursing titles and 131 Public Health titles.  Some journals of note include;

Highwire press – another firm staple of open access content and host to a range of e-journals. In some cases the entire publication may be freely available while for others only content within a certain date range is on open access. Highwire offer a wide range of Medical publications including;

And finally a few Palliative Care e-journal titles available online in full text;

  • Palliative care research and treatment; An e-journal covering  clinical, scientific and social policies in palliative care. The publication has only been in existence since 2008 so coverage only goes back that far.  The current edition features an article reviewing literature on Palliative care and is worth a look by anyone conducting a literature search in Palliative care.
  • Indian Journal of Palliative care;  Full text of all articles available back to first issue in 2003, there is an option to search by most popular articles and to review article citations
  • International Journal of pediatric Palliative Care; Specialist publication from the UK Association for Children’s Palliative Care (ACT) focusing on neonatal and pediatric palliative care and the treatment of children with life limiting illness. The publication is available to download in full back to 2000 from the ACT site.

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