Answered By: Amanda Kalish Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016 Views: 58
According to the National Library of Medicine's website ClinicalTrials.gov, "A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials and observational studies."
The best way to find a clinical study is to go to one of our medical databases. These databases allow you to use limiters to locate your needed information. For example, in Health@EBSCO click on Advanced Search and scroll down to the Special Limiters for CINAHL Plus with Full Text and Medline and limit Publication Type category to "Clinical Trial." In the Special Limiter for PsychARTICLES, limit the Methodology category to Clinical Case Studies.