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Chiropractic resources

Key databases

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.

Browse print books

  • Find shelves on 3rd floor with call number ranges below.
  • Books within these call number ranges are organized by subject, so you can find other related books.
Keyword Call # range
Chiropractic RZ 201–999
Osteopathy RZ 301–397.5
Osteo-Magnetic Neuropathy RZ 399
Magnetotherapy RZ 409.7-999


R2 Digital Library: This is a digital library that contains medical texts. There are a variety of subjects covered within this collections from psychiatry to alternative medicine.

ebook Central: The texts available you can view on your devices, and you can find more modern texts on this resource as well. You might need to log into your BU account to be able to access the text after following the link.

eBook Collection: The texts available you can view on your devices, and you can find more modern texts on this resource as well. You might need to log into your BU account to be able to access the text after following the link.

 Hathi Trust: This is a digital library with the mission of research, scholarship, and the common good by collaboratively collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. This resource has information about Dentistry available, what is unique about this resource is there are resources multiple languages, as well as older articles as well.

Selected Chiropractic Websites

Medical Searches:

MedNar is a federated search that focuses on medical information. This service searches commercial sites as well as government sites, and allows you to limit results by type. MedNar also suggests medical subject headings (MeSH) for searches, as well a medical dictionary.

TRIP is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. The site also allows clinicians to search across other content types including: images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses, and news.

Additional Web Resources: – A searchable database, run by the National Library of Medicine, of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

MedLine Plus’ Medical Terminology Encyclopedia: MedLine Plus’ information is from National Library of Medicine. This page links to the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

Furthering Your Studies…

Student Involvement:

There are ways that you can get involved and build experience and familiarity with your field on campus. You can join, or start a student chapter of a Professional Organization, of which a few are linked and listed below. To start a club or organization, contact or drop by the Office of Student Activities. You can also volunteer your services as well to gain experience as a professional.

In addition to student organizations, there is also UB’s Clinic. You can ask your professor about further information on how or when you will be able to be involved.

Joining Established Student Organizations:

Student Organizations: To get involved on campus, you can participate in events. Information about student organizations is listed in the previously linked page. If you click on the name of an organization you are interested in you can see if they have any upcoming events, as well as any other organization that is co-hosting or co-chairing their event. Below are some relevant student organizations to your field you might be interested in.

An example of an active student organization on campus that is related to your field is the The Society of Minority Health Professionals. The Society of Minority Health Professional’s mission is to create a positive and motivational atmosphere for minorities working toward becoming our future health care providers. They aim to encourage a movement of leaders to fulfill the need of diversity in the health field. They host, and co-chair many events and are an active group.

Volunteer Work:

Office of Civic Engagement: You can connect with University of Bridgeport’s Office of Civic Engagement to find further information about volunteer work. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst for students, staff, faculty, and administrators to connect with, build, and sustain meaningful service initiatives in the greater Bridgeport area.

Professional Organizations

To further your involvement in your field, you might want to join a professional organization. A professional organization would assist you in research, networking, mentorship, and much more. You can read about the specific organizations on their individual websites listed below. As a student of the University of Bridgeport, you would qualify for the Student Membership rate, which is either free or at a reduced cost.

Clinical Compass – Provides, updates and disseminates consistent and widely adopted chiropractic practice information, including best practices, guidelines, parameters and protocols.

Student – Career planning resources for students of chiropractic. Provided by the Chiropractic Economics journal.

International Chiropractors Association – Promotes chiropractic worldwide as a distinct health care profession predicated upon its unique philosophy, science, and art. Site includes a listing of state chiropractic licensing boards.

The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners – This is a non-profit national and international testing organization for the chiropractic profession that develops, administers, analyzes, scores, and reports results from various examinations.

The Council on Chiropractic Education – The agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions offering the doctor of chiropractic degree.

American Chiropractic Association – The largest professional association in the world representing doctors of chiropractic.

Connecticut Chiropractic Council – The Connecticut Chiropractic Council focuses on the tenants and tradition of Chiropractic practice.

Connecticut Chiropractic Association – This organization focuses on the advancement of the chiropractic profession, and wants to heal the whole person centered healing art discipline.

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