Systematic reviews (or pre-appraised research) provide clinicians with a synthesis of high-quality, empirical research that addresses treatments of a medical/health condition.
Here are some key sources of systematic reviews:
OT SeekerDatabase of systematic reviews & randomized control trials for occupational therapy practice.
TRIPA freely available search engine for clinicians that searches for some PubMed citations as well as freely available guidelines and EBP synopes, the goal being to enable you to “find evidence fast.” Aside from a basic keyword search, there is the ability to search using the PICO format
PEDroA freely available evidence based PT database that includes clinical trials, clinical practice guidelines, and systematic reviews. Indexed trials include quality ratings.
PubMedThis link opens in a new windowComprehensive coverage of abstracts to the biomedical literature. Includes medicine, the allied health disciplines, and biomedical literature. Date Coverage: 1809 (selectively) - present.
APA PsycINFOThis link opens in a new windowPsycInfo provides access to journal articles, books and book chapters, and dissertations that cover the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. It includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Date coverage: 1894-
CINAHL: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health LiteratureThis link opens in a new windowCovers journal publications from the nursing and allied health professions. While it primarily covers journal citations, it also includes book chapter abstracts, dissertations, and conference abstracts. Date coverage: 1981 - present.
EmbaseThis link opens in a new windowEmbase.com is the database equivalent of EXCERPTA MEDICA. It is a comprehensive, international database covering Anesthesiology, Human Genetics, Gerontology, Drug Research, Pharmacology, Drug Side Effects and Interactions, Toxicology, Human Medicine (Clinical and Experimental), including Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Basic Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Health Policy and Management, Pharmacoeconomics, Public and Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Pollution Control, Substance Dependence and Abuse, Psychiatry, Forensic Science, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Nursing.
Cochrane LibraryThis link opens in a new windowConsists of three database: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Cochrane Clinical Answers.