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A guide to evidence-based chiropractic resources at Palmer and on the web.
Last Updated: May 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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This page lists research databases for evidence-based clinical practice.


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Evidence-Focused Databases

The following databases specialize in the higher levels of evidence: systematic reviews and critically-appraised topics and articles.

  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases.
  • DynaMed
    DynaMed is a clinical reference tool for use primarily at the 'point-of-care'. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 conditions, pharmaceuticals and related topics, DynaMed is the only evidence-based reference shown to answer most clinical questions during practice.
  • JAMAevidence  
    JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.
  • NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)  
    NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse) is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  • PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database
    The Physiotherapy Evidence Database offers randomized trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. It includes quality ratings and is produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy at The George Institute for Global Health.
  • PubMed Health
    This subset of PubMed contains only systematic reviews from DARE, Cochrane, and other sources. (For the full version of PubMed, see the list of Medical Research Databases below.)
  • Rehabilitation Reference Center
    Rehabilitation Reference Center is a clinical reference tool designed for use by rehabilitation clinicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists at the point of care. Sections include diseases and conditions, drug information, patient education, exercise images, and practice resources.
  • TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice)
    TRIP is a search engine specifically for evidence-based medicine. It categorizes results according to their level of evidence. Creating a personal account is highly encouraged.

Medical Research Databases

These databases contain all types of evidence. Many of them have Advanced Search features which allow the user to search for specific types of evidence, such as controlled trials, cohort studies, etc.

  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises over 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • CINAHL Complete (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
    Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, CINAHL provides indexing to over 3000 nursing, allied health and health sciences journals. The database indexes approximately 20 chiropractic journals.
  • ICL: Index to Chiropractic Literature
    ICL is the only exclusively chiropractic journal literature index free on the Web. The database currently covers 1985-present chiropractic journal literature. It includes several web pages linking free chiropractic research articles, electronic books and patient education handouts. Links to other important chiropractic web sites are also included.

MedCalc 3000

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MedCalc 3000 is a set of calculators useful for evidence-based research and clinical point-of-use, including:

  • Unit and Dose Converters
  • Medical Equations
  • Clinical Criteria
  • Decision Trees


    Database Tutorials

    Visit our Tutorials guide for tips on getting the most out of our databases.

    by Sandy Lewis - Last Updated Mar 31, 2017
    This guide contains tutorials and other instructional resources on using the various databases available at the Palmer Library.
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