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Finding Your Sources

"Best bets" are databases and journals Welder Library subscribes to or allows for open access. Please start your research using these resources. You may need to use our Interlibrary Loan service to request the article(s) that you are looking for. 
Note: The Biomechanics faculty encourage their students to explore each of these databases.

Best Bets 

CINAHL Complete is a comprehensive source of full text nursing & allied health journals. It provides more than 1,300 indexed journals. CINAHL Complete is a research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature. 

Academic Search Ultimate provides access to more than 10,000 active full text journals and magazines cited in key subject indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos makes this a good resource for students in astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law, literacy, mathematics, pharmacology, women's studies, zoology, and more. 

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. It also has full text access to more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

  • For information on how to search MEDLINE with Full Text, watch the video in the left-hand column.

Cochrane Databases:

This database is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.

Cochrane Clinical Answers provides clinically-focused information for point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane.

This is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care. 

​​​​​​​This database contains publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings, and the content is sourced from MEDLINE and hand searches. 

Additional Databases

PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Health Source provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on mental disciplines. It also features AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names. 

The "Strength and Conditioning Journal is... for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals... The journal’s mission is to publish articles that report both the practical applications of research findings and the knowledge gained by experienced professionals." (Strength & Conditioning Journal, 2020).

Search for articles in the Strength & Conditioning Journal by visiting their website. From here, you can browse article abstrac

Access online: To access full text articles listed in Strength & Conditioning Journal:

  • Find an article abstract on the website and copy the title.
  • Next, go to Iliad to submit a request for the full text article.
  • Submit a request bv filling out an article request form. All of the information that you need for this form can be found on the Strength & Conditioning webpage. 
  • When the article has been electronically delivered, you will be notified via email.

Access in person in the journal section (PS-Z) of Welder Library. It is organized alphabetically. When you find these shelves (see image) you have hit a strength & conditioning goldmine!


Strength & Conditioning Journal (2020, June 1). About the journal. Retrieved from