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ATEP Research Databases
Commonly Used Databases
The databases below are a good place to start your research for Health and Human Performance. Most of the databases have a medical or nursing focus and contain mainly scholarly articles.
CINAHL This link opens in a new window
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature) provides full-text articles and an index of citations on a variety of health and science topics.
Medline This link opens in a new window
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.
Nursing & Allied Health Database (ProQuest) This link opens in a new window
Articles from over 700 Nursing & Allied Health journals, plus over 12,000 full-text dissertations, covering research in nursing and related fields.
Sports Medicine & Education Index This link opens in a new window
This database allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Health education and physical therapy are also covered.
Databases for Systematic Reviews and Clinical Trials
The following databases contain systematic reviews (a type of literature review that collects all the studies on a selected topic that meet a certain criteria and synthesizes the findings) and clinical trials to provide evidence-based treatment information.
Cochrane Library This link opens in a new window
The Cochrane Library is a collection of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including systematic reviews of studies to provide data for evidence-based care.
PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database This link opens in a new window
Includes randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. All trials in PEDro are independently assessed for quality to guide clinical practice.
Evidence Based Practice
Evidence Based Practice means that health professionals pair the best evidence and research with their clinical expertise to recommend a treatment plan to their patient. To assist in making treatment decisions for a specific clinical problem, professionals need access to relevant and current research resources while also having the ability properly search for and synthesize/apply the information to the context of their patient's situation. The more focused you can make your research issue, the better more relevant your results will be and therefore, the better your treatment plan will be.
More Health & Wellness Databases
These heath and wellness databases may also contain information relevant to you research topic.
Health and Medicine (Academic) This link opens in a new window
Integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia
Health & Wellness This link opens in a new window
Delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.
Physical Therapy And Sports Medicine Collection This link opens in a new window
Includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, providing researchers with access to topics discussed in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more.
Databases with Reference E-books and Background Information
The following databases can provide a solid background of information on your topic. The databases listed include e-books which might contain a chapter or a whole book on your topic, or reference collections which are encyclopedias or other reference materials that contain generally accepted knowledge in the field.
ProQuest Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
This interactive eBook database covers all academic subject areas including athletic training, injury prevention, muscle mechanics, nutrition, and more. Search for full ebooks for specific chapters.
Credo Reference E-Book Collection This link opens in a new window
Reference e-books on a wide range of topics. Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, key concepts, key thinkers, handbooks, atlases, and more. Search by keyword or browse titles by topic.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Over 1200 cross-searchable reference e-books on a wide variety of subjects.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
Select e-books on a range of topics including health and medicine.
Resources for Finding Theses & Dissertations
You might want to consider looking at a Master's thesis or a dissertation on your topic to see what has been else has been written (and maybe not yet published in scholarly journals) about your topic or to find references to other relevant articles through the citations listed on the thesis or dissertation article.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global This link opens in a new window
Offers more than 1.7 million full-text dissertations in the humanities, social sciences, technology and more. Full-text available.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Open This link opens in a new window
With PQDT Open, you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
Oregon PDF in Health & Performance This link opens in a new window
This database contains nearly 11,000 dissertations/theses in Health, Health Education, Athletics, Physiology, Exercise Epidemiology, Sports Psychology, and Recreation and Leisure. (Formerly known as Kinesiology Publications)
The following databases are multidisplinary, meaning, you'll likely find something relating to your topic within these databases but it may not always be from the angle of your discipline or area of study. Use these if you're looking for general information, if your topic isn't super specialized within your field, or if multiple perspectives could benefit your research.
Academic OneFile This link opens in a new window
Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive.
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including approximately 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. Useful for nearly any research topic.
Sage Premier This link opens in a new window
A multi-disciplinary database with many full-text, scholarly articles back to 1999, and citations/abstracts prior to 1999.
The following databases are interdisciplinary, meaning, one of these databases that on a different field of study may have overlapping research interests with Health and Wellness (ex. Psychology of Sports, Physical Education, etc.)
Education Full Text This link opens in a new window
Article citations and full-text articles for all aspects of education. Can be searched simultaneously with other EbscoHost databases by clicking "Choose Databases" just above the search boxes.
Education Source This link opens in a new window
Combines content from other education databases such as Education Full-Text, Teacher Reference Center, and Professional Development Collection into one source.
PsycInfo This link opens in a new window
Millions of article citations, some with links to the complete article. To find complete articles, check the box for "Linked Full-Text" under Limit Results on the search page. Covers psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, social work, pharmacology, medicine, law, and education.
Science Direct This link opens in a new window
Citations, abstracts and some full-text scholarly articles covering a wide range of science and health sciences topics. Quick search tutorial
Print Reference books
Tests and Reviews of Tests: (REF BF 176’s)
As you search for articles and resources for your research project, you may run into abstracts and search results that don't take you to the full-text. In that case, you can either copy and paste the bibliographic information into the Interlibrary Loan form or you can look up that resource on the WorldCat database to submit an ILL request through there.
WorldCat This link opens in a new window
Search the collections of over 10,000 libraries worldwide, and request them via Interlibrary Loan. Click on the title of the item you want, then click "Order via Forsyth Library ILL" at the bottom to log in to ILLiad and request it.
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