Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 17441
  Title Searching for the evidence: A practical guide to some online databases in chiropractic and osteopathy
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2051324/
Journal Australas Chiropr & Osteopat. 2004 Nov;12(2):49-56
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Review
Abstract/Notes

Background: Chiropractic and Osteopathy are categorised within the family of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by most indexers and database managers. CAM therapies can be difficult to search because relevant resources are spread over a number of databases.

Objective: This paper aims to introduce basic searching skills for six databases which offer CAM literature.

Methods: Six readily available databases which can be used by a busy clinician to remain informed about best practice were chosen. The databases were searched and compared using two clinical scenarios as sample searches.

Discussion: Evidence-based practice demands that practitioners maintain their information gathering skills, but no one source provides all the answers. We are lured by the thought that everything is available on the web easily and speedily, but may sacrifice quality for ease and speed of retrieval.

Author keywords: Databases; bibliographic; complementary therapies; information storage and retrieval

Searching for the evidence quiz, p 81.

This abstract is reproduced with the permission of the publisher. Click on the above link for free full text. PubMed Record


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