Physiotherapy

  • Databases

    There are many healthcare databases relevant to physiotherapy. Key databases are listed below. You may well need other healthcare databases during the course of your studies. Don't forget that the general Subject help webpages for Health provide a range of additional information, including 'How to ..guides.

    To start with, try 
    CINAHL - This is a large database, is easy to use and it's easy to access the things Brookes subscribes to in full text. It is North American, but includes research from all over the world, including the UK.

    Other useful databases for Physiotherapy include:

    • AMED: Allied and Complementary Medicine - Covers OT, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, complementary medicine and allied subjects, primarily through journal articles. The scope of coverage is mainly European with the majority of titles in English. 
    • Cochrane - Provides systematic reviews of evidence for the effectiveness of treatments.
    • PEDRO - Physiotherapy Evidence Database produced by the Centre for Evidence Based physiotherapy at the University of Sydney.
    • PubMed - Covers biomedicine and nursing including Physiotherapy.
    • SPORT discus - All aspects of sport are covered including psychology, sociology, physiology, medicine, nutrition, coaching and training.
    • Web of Science - This is a large multi-disciplinary database, could be useful for international material. You can also do a search on this database to find other articles which have used a specific article as a reference. Have a look at the Citation Searching guide on our 'How to...' list on our webpages for more information on how to do this.
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