Searches MEDLINE, the leading database of journal articles in the health sciences, including medicine, nursing, the allied health sciences, public health, and the basic sciences. Coverage is 1946 - present.
1300+ full-text journals available to support nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This resource also provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, evidence-based care sheet and quick lesson disease overviews, and continuing education modules.
Download the user guide. The Cochrane Library is a unique source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Published on a quarterly basis, the Cochrane Library is designed to provide information and evidence to support decisions taken in health care and to inform those receiving care.
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Developed by the Therapeutic Recreation program at Temple University to share Recreational Therapy student mentored research/synthesis projects that advance the use of evidence based practice (EBP), as well as EBP resources.
Types of research within the database
Meta-analysis/Meta-synthesis: A statistical technique (meta-analysis, quantitative) or integrative technique (meta-synthesis, qualitative) for combining findings from multiple related studies.
Systematic Review: A type of literature review focused on a research question that identifies, appraises, and synthesizes evidence focused on a clinical question.
Randomized Control Trial (RCT): A study where participants are randomly assigned to an experimental or control group to compare different interventions.
Other Quantitative: Any other quantitative design that examines the effectiveness of an intervention or relationship among variables. Types of studies within this category include quasi-experimental, single-subject, experimental without a control group and survey studies. RCTs are identified separately.
Qualitative: A study that gathers information through observation, focus groups, and/or individual interviews to gain an understanding of the person/group perspective on a phenomenon (exploratory in nature, looking for trends/patterns).
Mixed Methods: A study that utilizes both quantitative and qualitative designs in the same study.
Evidence Synthesis: Article contains no new research but is a synthesis of existing information relevant to an identified policy question.
Evidence-based Guidelines also called Clinical Practice Guidelines: Statements designed to help administrators, practitioners, and patients make decisions about appropriate health care for specific circumstances. Guidelines are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options.