Academic Search Premier–This is a multi-disciplinary database, using it would be a good place to conduct a general search of your topic. It would also be especially useful if your research topic crosses multiple disciplines. This database includes full text for nearly 9000 academic journals, including full text for more than 7000 journals.
Alt HealthWatch focuses on the multiple perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care. Full-text content comes from more than 180 international peer-reviewed and professional journals, magazines, reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters, plus hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.
You might select this database if you are looking for multiple perspectives, or a discussion, on a specific treatment or method.
Access Medicine– This database focuses on emerging trends, across a number of healthcare professions. You might want to select this database if you are focusing on an emerging trend, or current event within the health field.
AMED – The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database is an alternative medicine database designed for students, researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments. It contains details of relevant journal articles from over 500 journals many of which are not indexed elsewhere. It is a bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library
CINAHL with Full Text – Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature*– CINAHL is the abbreviation for the Cumulated Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature. It is a comprehensive nursing & allied health research database and provides full text versions of more than 760 journals. This database also contains searchable cited references for more than 1,150 journals and provides full text for 329 journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials. PDF backfiles to 1982 are also included.
The Cochrane Library– is a collection of three databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and tool you can use to get quick answers to clinical questions.
Includes: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) – Cochrane Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) – Clinical Trials, Epistemonikos – “Other Reviews,” Clinical Answers.
The Directory of Open Access Journals– is a collection of freely available Academic Journals. This database includes more than 17,000 journals, and more than 7,000,000 articles available covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities. They have journals that focus specifically on a variety of sciences and health sciences within their holdings.
Index to Chiropractic Literature– provide indexing of the peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers.
HerbMedPro– is an interactive, electronic herbal database provides hyperlinked access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health. It is an evidence-based information resource for professionals, researchers, and general public.
Natural Medicines– a resource which provides information about specific herbs and supplements and their effects, as well as citation for effects for further research.
JSTOR– is a general resource and would be a good place to start a general search. This database contains full-text scholarly journals from the Arts & Sciences I, III & VIII collections which include archaeology, arts & art history, classical studies, history, humanities, language & literature, music, philosophy, and social sciences.
PubMed– Grants access to MEDLINE (which contains citations and abstracts, and provides access to a broad range of biomedical and health literature). This could lead you to find articles you might need an ILL request for. New reference items for not yet indexed in MEDLINE are included in PubMed. Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine journals are also included in this resource as well.
ScienceDirect– provides access to more than 18 million articles and book chapters from over 2,650 peer-reviewed journals and 42,000 e-books, including books, book series and major reference works, and digital archives that reach as far back as 1823 to help users discover more science, use their time efficiently and make decisions with the highest-quality scientific information.
UpToDate–this database focuses on patient care, it uses current evidence to answer clinical questions quickly and easily. The goal is to save clinicians’ time, while improving outcomes, and lowering health care costs.
Selected ejournal titles
- Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics – Available from 1995. You can access this journal through ScienceDirect. International and interdisciplinary journal that focuses on the chiropractic profession and publishes peer reviewed, research articles.
- Chiropractic & Osteopathy – Available from 2005. You can access this journal through BioMed Central. This is an open access journal that focuses on publishing evidence-based information that is clinically relevant to chiropractors, manual therapists and related health care professionals.
- Journal of the American Chiropractic Association – Available from 2004 – 2013. You can access this journal through CINAHL with Full Text. This is the journal published by the American Chiropractic Association.
- The Chiropractic Journal – Available from 1990 – 2000. You can access this journal through Alt HealthWatch. This journal is from the World Chiropractic Alliance.
- Journal of Chiropractic Medicine – Available from 2002. You can access this journal through EBSCO Open Access Journals. This version has an embargo of six months.
- Journal of Chiropractic Education – Available from 2006. You can access this journal through EBSCO Open Access Journals.