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Alumni Library Services: Free Databases

A guide on library services and resources for TTUHSC alumni

Databases

https://gettheresearch.org/Almost all of the TTUHSC Libraries' databases have restrictions on use and access that are specified in the licensing agreements signed by the library and the respective vendors. Off-campus access is restricted to current TTUHSC faculty, students, and staff. Alumni are welcome to use some of the freely-accessible databases or come to one of the campus libraries and use its resources at any time during library hours.

There are a number of databases freely available on the Internet that can assist you in locating articles on a particular topic. Some databases contain full-text articles while others contain only citations. Some recommended databases include :

  • AGRICOLA (biological sciences, agricultural, nutrition)
  • ClinicalTrials.gov (database of clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world)
  • Cochrane Library (systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis on specific topics)
  • ERIC (education)
  • Get The Research (20 million free-to-read scholarly papers)
  • Google Scholar (peer-reviewed papers, theses, preprints, abstracts)
  • OT Seeker (abstracts of systematic reviews and RCTs relevant to occupational therapy)
  • PEDro (abstracts of systematic reviews, RCTs, and practice guidelines relevant to physical therapy)
  • POPLINE (reproductive health)
  • PubMed​ (biological sciences, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, public health)
  • PubMed Central (biological sciences, nursing, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, public health)
  • SafetyLit (safety issues and preventable injuries)

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