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Best online databases for article information
CINAHL This link opens in a new window
(pronounced SIN-awl). Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature. Citations & many full-text articles on a variety of health and science topics.
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
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.
PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database
PEDro is a free database of over 20,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.
There are four search pages for the PEDro database. Two were designed for health professionals (simple search and advanced search). One was designed to search PEDro in combination with OTseeker, PsycBITE and speechBITE (Allied Health Evidence). One was designed for consumers of physiotherapy and can be accessed via the Physiotherapy Choices web-site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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" to log in to ILLiad and request it.
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.
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.
Print Reference books
Tests and Reviews of Tests: (REF BF 176’s)
Online Reference sources
ProQuest Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
ProQuest Ebook Central is a highly interactive ebook database that covers all academic subject areas. The collection currently includes more than 186,000 titles from more than 280 of the world's leading academic, STM, and professional publishers. Install Adobe Digital Editions
to download and read ebooks offline on your laptop or on your iOS or Android device. You will also need to create a free Adobe ID account to read the book.
*Includes Academic Complete
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.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
eBooks on a range of topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Over 1200 cross-searchable reference e-books on a wide variety of subjects.
Websites in HHP
International Sports Sciences Association
The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is the world leader in fitness education and delivers comprehensive, cognitive and practical distance education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities.
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.
FDA Drug Approvals and Databases
U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides resources on approved drugs other related information.