The purpose of this guide is to lead students and researchers to relevant information about rehabilitation resources. Internet access to some online databases and other materials is restricted to current faculty, staff and students of the University at Buffalo. Individuals not affiliated with the University at Buffalo may visit the Health Sciences Library to search the databases. Databases that are free and open to the public are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Contains detailed descriptions, including price and company information, on more than 25,000 assistive technology products (17,000 of which are currently available).
CINAHL Plus Full Text is an expanded version of the original CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature). CINAHL provides coverage of the journal literature related to nursing and allied health. Selected journals are also indexed in the areas of consumer health, biomedicine and health sciences librarianship. Also includes limited coverage of monographs (e.g., NLN publications) and some full-text resources.
CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research*
The CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research contains over 29,000 citations of rehabilitation research conducted outside the United States. Coverage goes back to 1990.
EMBASE is a major biomedical and pharmacological database which gives you access to the most up-to-date information about medical and drug-related subjects. It provides comprehensive coverage of drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy and toxicology, clinical medicine, public health, occupational health, environmental health rehabilitation and physical therapy, basic biological research relevant to human medicine, alternative medicine; and much more.
ERIC is the largest education database in the world, indexing journals and non-journal publications called ERIC documents. A free version of ERIC http://www.eric.ed.gov/(*) is available through the National Library of Education and is open to all.
The premier database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the pre-clinical sciences. The National Library of Medicine provides free access to MEDLINE through PubMed*.
PsycINFO provides comprehensive coverage of psychology and psychiatry, and selective coverage in education, social work, sociology, and related disciplines.
From Germany, this information system provides detailed information about various aspects of vocational rehabilitation from ten databases. Commissioned by the Bundesministerium f�r Arbeit und Sozialordnung (Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs) and been established by the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft K�ln.
REHABDATA, produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center, is the leading literature database on disability and rehabilitation. The database describes over 65,000 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.
SPORTDiscus with Full Text
SportDiscus with Full Text is a comprehensive database with coverage of sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, disabled persons, physical fitness, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, recreation, allied health, occupational health and therapy, public health and more. International in scope, SportDiscus with Full Text consists of international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and other types of sources.
Web of Science
Web of Science is a collection of citation databases, including Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. A special feature of Web of Science is the ability search for articles that cite a particular author or work.
Evidence Based Medicine Reviews
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) Reviews consists of four databases: ACP Journal Club; Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials [CCTR] ; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects. Leads to full-text article and topic reviews. A link to the full-text of the original article(s) is provided when available. CCTR provides citations only. You can search Cochrane for free through Cochrane Collaboration*.
National Guideline Clearinghouse*
A public warehouse of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, courtesy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Critically appraised topics [CATs], short summaries of evidence on a specific topic, specifically focused on occupational therapy.
Abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials specific to occupational therapy. The randomized controlled trials are rated for quality using a modified version of the PEDro scale
Pedro is a Physiotherapy evidence based database from Australia which provides abstracts of clinical practice guidelines, abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials. The randomized controlled trials are rated with an 10 point scale for quality.