Use the following databases to help you locate journals articles on your topic of interest.
Best bets are databases and journals Welder Library subscribes to or allows for open access. Please start your research using these resources. Other resources found are available through Welder Library or on the internet. However you are welcome to use our Interlibrary Loan service to request the article you are looking for.
CINAHL - CINAHL Complete is a comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Complete is a research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.
AbleData - AbleData is a catalog of assistive technology devices from domestic and internationals manufacturers. Product descriptions include price and source company.
Health People 2020 - This database offers access to professional information resources related to a broad range of community/populations heath topics.
National Rehabilitation Information Data (Rehab Data) - The leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. It also covers topics such as physical, mental, and psychiatric disabilities, independent living, vocational rehabilitation, special education, assistive technology, law, employment, and other issues as they relate to people with disabilities.
OT Seeker - This resource assist occupational therapists access and integrate existing research evidence for generating information, clinical decision making and developing evidence based practice. It contains abstracts for systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.
PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database - The Physiotherapy Evidence Database has randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
Preventing Chronic Disease-Public Health Research, Practice and Policy - This database focuses on preventing and controlling chronic diseases and conditions. It promotes examining the biological, behavioral, physical, and social determinants of health and their impact on quality of life.
Rehabilitation Measures Database - This site offers reliable and valid instrument used to assess patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation. It includes evidence based summaries that includes concise descriptions of each instruments's psychometric proprieties, instructions for administering and scoring each assessment as well as a representative bibliography with citations.
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
The following sources provide public access to peer-reviewed evidence from a board range of interdisciplinary sources synthesized into clinical guidelines.recommendations to support informed clinical-decision making and the provision of safe, effective, and quality driven health services across a board range of conditions.
The following glossaries offer comprehensive reference lists of evidence-based practice terminology.
The Welder Library Interlibrary Loan policy explains what you need to do set up an ILLIAD account. Once you set that up, you may log in and use the account for requesting resources not held at the Welder library. You will be able to:
University of Mary online campus students must use ILLIAD to request books and media held by Welder, or other libraries as well. It is vital all students, both on campus and online campus, establish an ILLIAD account to obtain needed library materials. Books and media requested by University of Mary online campus students will be forwarded to students by mail. University of Mary online campus students are responsible for return postage to return the item to Welder Library.
Note: Articles delivered to your ILLIAD account are only accessible for 30 days. After 30 days the software will display grayed out icons of article PDFs in your history, and you will no longer be able to access the article. If you need articles longer, you may want to keep a print or electronic copy when you first receive it.
For more information on ILLIAD, check out this Interlibrary Loan tutorial.