This Guide provides access to biomedical, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and interdisciplinary databases; drug and pharmaceutical resources; e-books; web based rehabilitation and patient education resources; and professional societies of special interest to the NIH Rehabilitation Medicine Department.
If you would like assistance with a current or upcoming project in support of research or patient care, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-827-3821. As Clinical Informationist to the RMD, I provide a variety of research and information management services including comprehensive literature searches in support of evidence based practice, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses; instruction on the use of EndNote; editing and manuscript preparation; and web page development. I meet with clients for consultations and provide instruction on these and related topics.
Judy Welsh, Clinical Informationist
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is the leading resource for systematic reviews in healthcare. The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials is a source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.
EMBASE is a comprehensive database of biomedical literature. This database comprises over 30 million abstracts from published, peer reviewed biomedical literature, in-press publications, and conferences.
Medscape offers the latest medical news and expert perspectives; essential point-of-care drug and disease information; and relevant professional education and CME.
PubMed is a comprehensive database of biomedical literature. This database comprises more than 26 million citations from published, peer reviewed biomedical literature and in-press publications including MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
UpToDate is an evidence based, physician authored clinical decision support resource. The content includes 10,500 topic reviews within 24 subspecialty areas.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Databases
CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature) covers nursing, biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence) is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. Most trials have been critically appraised for validity and interpretability.
PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) contains over 33,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. PEDro provides citation details, abstracts, and links to the full text where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at the George Institute for Global Health.
PsycBITE contains studies of cognitive, behavioral and other treatments for psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain impairment. These studies are rated for methodological quality.
REHAB+ incorporates the McMasterPLUS email notifications system and searchable database of best evidence from healthcare literature of particular interest to rehabilitation professionals.
Developed by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University, RT Wise Owls contains both published and unpublished evidence based research and resources relevant to the scope of recreational therapy practice.
SpeechBITE indexes intervention studies across the scope of speech pathology practice. SpeechBITE includes systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, non-randomised controlled trials, case series, and single case designs.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature indexing scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings. This database delivers a comprehensive overview of worldwide research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities; features smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research.
Web of Science is an abstract and citation database of peer reviewed literature indexing scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings. This database delivers a comprehensive overview of worldwide research in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities; features smart tools to track, analyze, and visualize research; and includes Journal Citation Reports.
Drug and Pharmaceutical Resources
Web based Resources
Patient Education Resources
See also Research Instruments