Need help choosing which database to search? This table shows you the differences between the four core databases in rehabilitation sciences. It is recommended that you start with Medline/PubMed and CINAHL before moving on to more specialized databases.
Need help searching the databases? Start with this introduction to searching with subject headings and keywords.
|Database||Subject coverage||Publication types included||Dates covered|
|MEDLINE/PubMed||Largest biomedical database essential for health care research||Journal articles, editorials||1946 to present|
|CINAHL||Extensive coverage of nursing and allied health, including PT and OT journals not covered by MEDLINE||Journal articles, editorials, trade magazines||1937 to present|
|EMBASE||European coverage in biomedicine, rehabilitation, pharmacology||Journal articles, editorials, conferences||1947 to present|
|PsycInfo||Excellent resource for research on psychological, social, behavioural and mental health questions||Journal articles, books, book chapters||1806 to present|
You might find these additional databases useful for your research.
Below are specialized resources that you may find useful. They are all freely accessible, so you will have access to them after you graduate. They will only provide abstract information; in order to find the full text of an article, you will have to use the library catalogue