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Last updated November 1, 2016

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OT Search (formerly OT BibSys)

This bibliographic index covers the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas. It includes citations to journal and newsletter articles, books, proceedings, and doctoral and masters theses. Produced by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.

OTseeker

OT seeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy. Trials have been critically appraised and rated to assist you to evaluate their validity and interpretability.

PubMed

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

OVID MEDLINE

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

CINAHL

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

PEDro - Physiotherapy Evidence Database

PEDro was developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help you quickly discriminate between trials which are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not.

PubMed

This is the primary source of journal article for the health sciences. You can search MEDLINE and preMEDLINE databases with full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are accessible.

OVID MEDLINE

Search MEDLINE databases for journal articles in the health sciences. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database/article index that contains over 17 million references to journal articles. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Over 5200 journals worldwide in over 37 languages are indexed.

CINAHL

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

SPORT Discus

The world's most comprehensive bibliographic resources for all aspects of sport and fitness. Includes Internet sites, conference papers, journal articles, unpublished papers and theses. Includes Full-text access to over 350 journals.

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library consists of a collection of regularly updated evidence-based health care databases. The Cochrane collection is designed to provide information and evidence to support health care decision-making. The available databases are: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (regularly updated reviews of the effects of health care interventions); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness: DARE (critical assessments and structured abstracts of good systematic reviews published elsewhere); The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register: CENTRAL (bibliographic information on controlled trials); The Cochrance Database of Methodology Reviews: CDMR (systematic reviews of methodological studies); Health Technology Assessment Database: HTA (information about health technology assessments); NHS Economic Evaluation Database: NHS EED (National Health Service (UK), structured abstracts of articles describing evaluations of health care interventions); browse by Cochrane Collaborative Review Group; and the Cochrane Reviewer's Handbook.

Google Scholar (UMN setup required -- see information for details)

To gain off-campus access to all the articles and journals in full text in the Libraries via Google Scholar you will now need to set your Library Settings to University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Google Scholar (see this tutorial for details on how to do this). Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. To connect to the full text, click "FindIt@U of M Twin Cities" in your Google Scholar search results. Learn more: Google Scholar FAQ

PsycINFO

Going back to 1806, this is the most comprehensive database for psychological research. With a little guidance from this tutorial, you'll be able to go from a general idea to a very precise set of results of scholarly materials.

Scopus

An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.

Access Medicine

Electronic book (E-Book) collection of core basic sciences and clinical titles.

McGraw-Hill has notified us that there is a printing error that occurs in some book chapters within "AccessMedicine" where there is no response when the user clicks on the 'Print' icon for chapters. They have confirmed that the error happens periodically with random books within the database and the problem has been submitted to their developers and resolution is expected before the end of 2014. In the interim, their staff has povided the following workaround: "Instead of using the print button on the page you can right click the area you want to print and then choose "print" from the drop down menu." This workaround does not work in Mozilla's Firefox browser but it does work with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Clinical Key

ClinicalKey is a clinical resource designed to provide fast, clinically-relevant answers. It contains an array of content from Elsevier and trusted third parties including over 1,000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos, and millions of images, as well as point-of-care content from First Consult. The html content for ebooks can be viewed without logging in to a personal account, but in order to view the PDF book chapters users are required to log in to ClinicalKey with a personal account.

DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical decision support tool with content from a team of physicians. It is designed for use at point-of-care. Over 3,200 topic summaries covering diseases, disorders, diagnostics, and drugs are derived from peer reviewed journals and systematic evidence review databases.

STAT!Ref

Provides keyword searchable access to the full text of more than thirty medical and drug textbooks.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 5 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is a series of anatomy lessons on video presented by Robert Acland. Dr. Acland is a professor of surgery in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The series uses unembalmed human specimens to illustrate anatomical structures.

An@tomy.tv

The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

EthnoMed

EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to the US. Also has links to patient education materials in a wide variety of languages. EthnoMed is a joint program of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Harborview Medical Center's Interpreter Services Department/Community House Calls Program (ISD/CHC).

Culture Clues

Culture Clues contains tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from the diverse cultures served by University of Washington Medical Center.

ABLEDATA

ABLEDATA contains information on assistive technology products, from white canes to voice output programs, including detailed descriptions of each product, price, and company information.

NARIC National Rehabilitation Information Center

The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR.). It collects, catalogs, and disseminates the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDILRR. NIDILRR funds more than 250 projects each year that conduct research on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building. Also includes a disability resources section.

MICROMEDEX

Provides access to drug information resources, including AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX, Alternative Medicine, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer, DISEASEDEX Emergency Medicine, DRUGDEX System, Imprint Codes in Identidex, Index Nominum, Interaction Checking, MARTINDALE, MSDS from USP, PDR, POISINDEX System, RED BOOK Online, REPRORISK System, and TOMES System

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines provides evidence-based information and ratings on over 90,000 dietary supplements, natural medicines, and integrative therapies. Includes these databases: Foods, Herbs, & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Sports Medicine; Comparative Effectiveness; Manufacturers; Commercial Products; and Medical Conditions. ACCESS Step 1: Go to www.NaturalMedicines.com to be logged in automatically. Step 2: To access your continuing education courses, enter your CE ID# in the CE ID login box. NOTE: entering your CE ID# rather than username and password will also give you immediate access to all features, including your continuing education courses. TO CREATE A CE ID# Step 1: Once logged in, click “CE/CME Center” or go directly to https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/cecme- center.aspx. Step 2: Click on “Create a CE ID#” under the Clinical Management Series Section. Step 3: Complete the on-line form. Step 4: Your CE ID# will be issued to you instantly online.

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation. KidsHealth is a project of The Nemours Foundation. It is an excellent resource for patient information at the child, teen, and parent reading levels.

MayoClinic.com

-- "Our presence on the Web is a natural extension of Mayo's long-standing commitment to provide health education to our patients and the general public."

Personal Citation Managers

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to: import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles include your own notes

APA 6th Style Guide (from the Purdue Online Writing Lab)

An excellent resource on APA style guidelines for formatting the paper and creating a reference list.

APA Citation Style (from Long Island University)

Examples of common reference formats is APA 6th style.

APA Reference Style Guide (from Northern Michigan University)

Nice APA style resource with many examples of citation formats, as well as nursing and health-specific examples.

Bio-Medical Library

Health sciences: allied health, dentistry, medicine, mortuary science, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry and public health.