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E-resources offer access to research articles, clinical information, e-book collections, and more.
Search by journal title to find access options through the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.
Health Information @ Himmelfarb
Health Information @ Himmelfarb provides simple, one-stop searching for articles, books and e-books, digital media, and more across all of Himmelfarb Library's online, print, and digital collections.
The following tutorials will help you get started using the research tools provided by Himmelfarb.
To use the Himmelfarb Library's online collections from off-campus locations, log in via VPN or GW UserID.
- VPN: this method will work best on your personal computer. VPN use requires a software download and simple set-up; you will start the VPN software and log in before accessing the Himmelfarb Library's online resources.
- GW UserID: this method requires no set-up and works well on any computer, including secured workplace computers. The GW UserID method uses a web-based proxy server; you will be automatically prompted to log in when you access the Himmelfarb Library's online resources.
Please contact the Himmelfarb Library Reference Desk at (202) 994-2850 or firstname.lastname@example.org with access problems.
A browser extension that links you directly to full texts of articles available through Himmelfarb, wherever you find them. Download the LibKey Nomad browser extension, then choose ‘George Washington University – Himmelfarb Library’ as your institution, and you’re good to go!
Use databases provided by the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library to locate journal articles including clinical trials, practice guidelines, and review articles.
Authoritative coverage of nursing and allied health literature.
Health sciences articles including clinical, basic sciences, and public health information. Encompasses medicine, nursing, allied health, biological and physical sciences, and humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.
PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
PEDro is a free database of over 28,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
"short videos illustrating how to use the PEDro Advanced Search to find the best research to answer clinical questions submitted by PEDro users."
Proquest Research Library Plus
Multi-disciplinary database covering general and academic periodicals. Full-text available for many titles.
Click on the "Databases" tab. In the list of databases, locate Nursing & Allied Health Database. Click the title link. This should bring you to an advanced search page with Nursing & Allied Health database at the top of the page. This database covers physical therapy, as well as other allied health professions.
Health sciences articles including clinical, basic sciences, and public health information. Interface incorporates Himmelfarb Library's search filters to support evidence-based practice. Also see the PubMed User Guide
Interdisciplinary citation and abstract database covering more than 14,200 peer-reviewed journals, tracking cited and citing literature.
Medical search engine with emphasis on evidence based medicine (EBM) and clinical guidelines and queries, including content from Cochrane and Bandolier.
Additional OT Resources
Rehabilitation Measures Database
The database was developed to help clinicians and researchers identify reliable and valid instruments used to assess patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation. The database provides evidence-based summaries that include concise descriptions of each instrument’s psychometric properties, instructions for administering and scoring each assessment as well as a representative bibliography with citations linked to PubMed abstracts.
Financially supported by the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, "STROKE ENGINE was built with the goal of bridging the gap in knowledge translation between research findings and current clinical practice in stroke rehabilitation."
"by McMaster University's School of Rehabilitation Science in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Medicine's Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Health Information Research Unit. It incorporates the McMasterPLUS(TM) email alerting system and searchable database of best evidence from the health care literature of particular interest to rehabilitation professionals. It is supported in part by a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research."
Campbell Collaboration: Disability
Reviews, evidence briefs, evidence maps
Global report on health equity for persons with disabilities [WHO]
Report, news releases, stories & infographics, and more resources related to the 2022 report
Higher Frequency of Acute Occupational Therapy Services Is Associated With Reduced Hospital Readmissions.
Edelstein J, Walker R, Middleton A, Reistetter T, Gary KW, Reynolds S. Am J Occup Ther. 2022;76(1):7601180090. doi:10.5014/ajot.2022.048678
Global estimates of the need for rehabilitation
"The paper “Global estimates of the need for rehabilitation based on the Global Burden of Disease study 2019”, published in the world’s leading medical journal The Lancet, provides the first-ever global and regional figures on the number of people in need of rehabilitation."
PEDro Updates: Ergonomics and Occupational Health
"The latest clinical practice guidelines, systematic reviews and clinical trials... These links are updated once a month, usually on the first Monday of the month."
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