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Online Indexes and Databases
These indexes and databases help you identify journal articles and other publications relevant to your research topic.
Academic Search Complete
Multidisciplinary in scope, it provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly publications of which 2,400 are peer reviewed.
CINAHL with Full Text
CINAHL with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 600 journals indexed in CINAHL. Coverage: From 1981
Index to the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines. Includes information from empirical studies, case studies, surveys, bibliographies, literature reviews, discussion articles, conference reports and dissertations. Updated weekly.
Subjects include biomechanics, coaching, engineering, physical therapy, and physiology. Indexes over 2,000 journals as well as books, theses, and non-print resources.
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