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Subject Directories
Healthweb: Occupational Therapy
Healthweb: Occupational Therapy: Clinical Resources: Evidence-Based Practice
Healthweb: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MedilnePlus: Ergonomics
MedlinePlus: Rehabilitation

Subject Gateways
National Electronic Library for Health: Occupational Therapist Portal

Library Subject Guides
Dalhouse University. Dal Libraries. Kellogg Library. Occupational Therapy Resources
James Cook University. Library. Occupational Therapy Resources

Texas Woman's University. TWU Libraries. Physical Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth Libraries. Occupational Therapy Resources

Databases & Indexes
CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health )(Western Michigan University)
Indexes over 1,000 journals in nursing and related fields with abstracts from 1986 to the present and indexing from 1982 to the present. Updated weekly.

Cochrane Library (Western Michigan University)
Evidence-based medicine databases including systematic reviews and a controlled trials register on the effects of health care.

ERIC (Western Michigan University)
The Educational Resources Information Center indexes and abstracts over 2,000 journals and more than 450,000 reports in education and related fields. The documents are on microfiche in the Education Library. Covers 1966-present. Updated monthly.
This is the FirstSearch version, also available from CSA and from the US government.

InfoTrac General Reference Center Gold (Western Michigan University)
An index of general interest articles from magazines, newspapers, and reference books on all subjects. Many entries provide full-text and images. Coverage: 1980-present.
Medline (FirstSearch) (Western Michigan University)
The major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and biomolecular biology. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1965 - present. Updated daily.

Health information from the National Library of Medicine presented accessibly for professionals and nonprofessionals.

One time registration required. Free access to Medline, and access to full-text medical articles.

NLM Gateway
A collection of government databases and resources.

OT Seeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence)
Devoted to indexing and abstracting evidence based occupational therapy literature. Provides citation and abstract.

OVID Nursing Collection (Western Michigan University)
Indexes hundreds of nursing journals and provides full text access to over forty of these journals. Searches can be limited just to full text or review articles. Updated daily.

PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
A collection of databases, and subsets from selected databases, on evidence based systematic reviews. In most cases citations and abstracts are provided.

PsycINFO 1887 (Western Michigan University)
Psychological Abstracts BF 1 .P65 (General Stacks)
Covers worldwide literature in psychology and related disciplines. Journal articles, technical reports, books, book chapters, and dissertations are included. Coverage: 1887-present. Updated weekly.
Use the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms for subject words: BF1 .P65x 2001 (Education Lib. and Waldo Ref.)

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's interface for searching MEDLINE, the major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and bimolecular biology. Provides free citations and abstracts, but limited full text. Coverage: 1966 - present. Updated weekly. Tips for using PubMed effectively are found in the NLM PubMed tutorial and UFL PubMed tutorial.

Science Direct (Western Michigan University)
Database for scientific research that contains the citations and abstracts of more than 1,800 Elsevier journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences as well as selected full text articles. Science Direct can be searched as a database or browsed by individual title. Coverage varies.

Evidence Based Practice
Center for Reviews and Dissemination
Cochrane Collaboration
Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy
OT Seeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence)

PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)

American Occupational Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Foundation
NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center) "...Online gateway to an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information..." Searchable database.
Texas Occupational Therapy Association

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