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Indexes and Journals Databases

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  • PubMed
    Published by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides over 20 million to the world's biomedical literature from 1966 to the present, including Pre-1966 and pre-publication citations provided by publisher partners. Full Text articles can be accessed from freely accessible articles, and through the GSU Outside Tool. Please change results display to "Abstract" to view the GSU links to GSU holdings, and to an Interlibrary Loan request form.
  • CINAHL Complete
    CINAHL® Complete is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 1,350 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL® index, with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1937, CINAHL® Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
    CINAHL® Complete also provides indexing for more than 5,200 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 4.1 million records dating back to 1937.
  • Cochrane Collection Plus
    combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Methodology Register. All databases in Cochrane Collection Plus are published by Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Web of Knowledge/Web of Science 1900-present
    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities from 1900-present. Web of Science package includes the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, the Data Citation Index, book citation indexes, MEDLINE from the National Library of Medicine, and ENDNOTE Online, the Thomson Reuters bibliographic management platform. “Please Register for a User Id password from the opening screen of the link for WOS in Databases A-Z. On the top right hand corner click on “Sign In”, click on “Register” and follow screen prompts.
  • OT Search
    Library catalog of AOTA's Wilma West Library. To search for Journal articles, click on OT Search, then Power Search, then select "Journal Article" next to "type". Journals holdings are not specific to GSU, please use Journals List to locate GSU availability.
  • PEDro
    PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 35,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. These quality ratings are used to quickly guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. PEDro is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health and is hosted by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).
  • OT Seeker
    OTseeker is a selective index of abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other evidence-based resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. Most trials have been critically appraised for their validity and interpretability. In one database, OTseeker provides fast and easy access to information from a wide range of sources to inform occupational therapy.
  • PsycINFO
    (EBSCO) PsycINFO contains more than 1.8 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, in the the multidisciplinary field of behaviorial science and mental health. (PsycInfo links to full text articles in PsycArticles and other EBSCO databases)
  • ERIC  
      
    (EBSCO) - Indexes education journal articles and non-journal documents. Links to full text articles in EBSCO databases and documents at the ERIC website.

Other Databases (open access, non-GSU)

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  • AbleData
    AbleData is the premier source for impartial, comprehensive information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease with life’s tasks. We provide a wealth of information to assist domestic and international customers and their family members, vendors, distributors, organizations, professionals and caregivers in understanding assistive technology (AT) options and programs available. AbleData is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). NIDILRR is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Community Living. AbleData does not sell products and we do not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.
  • Combined Health Information Databases - CHID
    This on-line database lists a wealth of health promotion and education materials and program descriptions from all health-related agencies of the U.S. government, including the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It covers several disability topics including deafness and communication disorders, diabetes, eating disabilities and Alzheimer's disease.
  • NARIC
    The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). We collect, catalog, and disseminate 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. National Rehabilitation Center for Independence Each year, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funds more than 300 disability and rehabilitation research projects. These projects run the gamut from small companies developing innovative products, to large universities conducting long-term, clinical research. NARIC gathers information from and about these projects in two important resources: the NIDRR Program Directory and its companion Compendium
  • REHABData
    REHABDATA, produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 80,000 documents covering 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. The collection spans 1956 to the present. REHABDATA results may also include abstracts from the international research collection, originally developed by CIRRIE. More than 120,000 documents are abstracted in this database. NARIC adds approximately 4,000 items to REHABDATA each year, including 1,000 international research documents.

GSU Library Test Collection

The library's psychosocial and educational test collection is cataloged in the library catalog, Voyager.  Please search for test name in Voyager.  Access to some tests is limited to designated students in specific courses. 

The library also has a collection of tests and psychosocial instruments on Microfiche.  Please contact the Reference Desk for more information (library@govst.edu or 708-534-4111) .

 

Electronic Books in the GSU Library

         

        

Adapted from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, this comprehensive guide offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. It outlines the key elements to include when referencing electronic sources, with an emphasis on using the digital object identifier (DOI) to locate web-based information reliably. Most important, it provides a wealth of examples for readers to model for everything from online journal articles to supplemental data sets and measurement instruments to books, videos, apps, websites, podcasts, blog posts, and social media. Approximately 70 examples are provided for readers to consider as they learn how to create reliable references for electronic sources.

EBL provides ebooks to academic and research, government and corporate libraries
EBL is a radically innovative ebook library service whose features set it apart from its peers. It has hundreds of library customers around the globe, including some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions.

An online reference service featuring over 250 full-text reference titles with over 3 million entries from 57 highly-respected publishers integrated in a robust search engine with many unique interactive features. 

A collection of titles on allows for a comprehensive and powerful search experience—with every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside your other EBSCO databases, exposing users to the full depth of your library’s offerings and increasing usage and visibility of your library’s entire collection.

An online book collection that spans all academic subject areas. It includes almost 75,000 full-text books, reports and other authoritative content from leading publishers.

 

 

 

Non GSU Resources

  • OT Seeker - OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.
  • CINAHL Systematic Reviews - type in your topic and choose Systematic Review in the Publication Type in the Limits section.  

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