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LIBRARY GUIDE TO PT 6881 - Critical Inquiry I

Topic or Subject searching
Use CINAHL headings Tool to search the database for all items on a specific topic or to determine proper search terms.

Example: breast cancer > Use: Breast Neoplasms (MM "Breast Neoplasms")

SportsDiscus has the Thesaurus tool.   DE "BREAST -- Cancer"

Medline - PubMed  - Mesh Headings (Medical Subject Headings) 
Searching for Literature
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff AccessPhysiotherapy  collection of 21 full-text pediatric specialty and sub-specialty textbooks includes images, videos, patient education handouts, cast reports, drug information and self-assessment tools.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff CINAHL Complete is a comprehensive and highly-authoritative database for research in nursing and health sciences.  Coverage: 1981-present How to Export to Refworks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff EMBase  Preclinical, medical and pharmacological sciences. Strong in the European literature, conference proceedings.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff SPORTDiscus Topics include physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, kinesiology, biomechanics, movement science, physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport psychology. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Medline via Web of Science
Unrestricted Resource PubMed (MEDLINE) The National Library of Medicine's free interface for MEDLINE, the premier database for biomedical journal citations. How to export to RefWorks
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Cochrane Library  A collection of databases that contain evidence for healthcare decision-making. Includes systematic review abstracts, technology assessments, economic evaluations and individual clinical trials.   How to export to Refworks.
Unrestricted Resource PEDro
The Physiotherapy Evidence Database provides information on "randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy."
Unrestricted Resource TRIP
A free clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Simultaneously searches several evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and critically-appraised topics and articles. Also searches MEDLINE's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information leaflets.
EBP Quality of Evidence Chart

Library Contact
Picture: Julia Rodriguez

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only) - Currently all consultaions are conducted via GoogleMeet. 

If none of the time slots work for you or if there are none available, email me directly and suggest a date & time and I will do my best to accommodate you.

Other Online Resources
APTA site The website for the American Physical Therapy Association which provides members online access to it's journal and news magazines.

EBP database searching guide
EBP database searching chart
Subject map


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