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PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database
Produced by the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP).

    Source: CEBP
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 1929 - present
    Updated: Monthly
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PEDro, the Physiotherapy Evidence Database, includes bibliographic details, abstracts, and some full-text articles of randomized controlled trials systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality. Clinical trial quality ratings are used to guide users to trials that are more likely to be valid and to contain sufficient information to guide clinical practice. Access points include keyword, body part, therapy, method, score, and subdiscipline. Intended audience: health care professionals. For consumer-related materials, choose PEDro's link to 'Physiotherapy Choices.'


PHDIL: Philadelphia Historical Digital Image Library
Produced by Thomas Jefferson University and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

    Source: Thomas Jefferson University and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Mid-19th century to the 1990s
    Updated: Irregular
    Vocabulary: PHDIL vocabulary
    Description: The PHDIL database contains over 3,000 images from the TJU Archives, located in the Scott Memorial Library, and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. PHDIL documents healthcare, architecture, medical education, and life in Philadelphia during the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Pivot
Produced by ProQuest.

    Source: ProQuest
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Current opportunities only
    Updated: Daily
    Vocabulary: COS Keywords
    Description:

    Pivot brings together funding opportunities and scholarly profiles. Formerly known as Community of Science (COS), it is one of the world's leading online resources for funding information related to research, collaborative activities, travel, conferences, fellowships, post-doctoral positions, equipment acquisition, and operating or capital expenses. Search it by sponsor, amount, deadline, eligibility of applicant, funding type, and area of interest. The over 26,000 opportunities covered include both public and private sources of funding.



PMC
Produced by the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

    Source: NCBI
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Coverage varies by journal
    Updated: Daily
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: Formerly PubMed Central, PMC is a free digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) with two main types of content:
    • Commercial publishers archive the content of entire journals, which can be viewed issue by issue or searched by keyword.
    • Authors whose work has been funded by NIH must contribute copies of the resulting research articles (2008-present).


PolicyMap
Produced by The Reinvestment Fund.

    Source: The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: 2000-present (varies by source)
    Updated: Frequently
    Vocabulary: Not stated
    Description:

    PolicyMap is an online data and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool that enables government, commercial, non-profit and academic institutions to access data about communities and markets across the US. Use it for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis.

    All Jeffersonians can access it from on- or off-campus. Power users may request personal accounts, which will keep their work with the product private; please contact Diana Ryan directly.



Psychiatry Online
Produced by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc..

    Source: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Varies by resource, 1965 - present
    Updated: Not stated
    Vocabulary: Keyword, plus browsable topical index
    Description: The comprehensive psychiatric resource features DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, and DSM-IV-TR® Casebook and its Treatment Companion, 5 journals, APA practice guidelines, psychiatric books, self-assessment tools, clinical & research news, and medication information handouts for patients.


PsycINFO
Produced by the American Psychological Association.

    Source: OvidSP
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Journals: 1800s - present; Books: from the 1600s - present
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms
    Description: The American Psychological Association produces PsycINFO for coverage of the international literature of psychology and related disciplines. PsycINFO contains citations and summaries of journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and technical reports.


PubChem
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine & NCBI.

    Source: National Library of Medicine & NCBI
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: Not stated.
    Updated: Continuous
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PubChem is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. It provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical similarity search tool.


PubMed for Jeffersonians
Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

    Source: NLM
    Access: Direct access via campus computers. Off-campus access requires Jefferson Campus Key.
    Coverage: Comprehensive coverage mid-1940s - present, selected items mid-1860s - present
    Updated: Weekly
    Vocabulary: MeSH: Medical Subject Headings
    Description: PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's own interface for MEDLINE. PubMed also includes PREMEDLINE (new citations which don't have their subject headings yet) and OLDMEDLINE (reaching back to the 1940s).

    While regular PubMed is free to all users, this link for Jeffersonians offers connections to the full text of Jefferson's subscribed journals and a filter to limit your results to the Jefferson collections. Use the JEFFLINE icon on record abstracts to access Jefferson subscriptions.



PubMed Health
Produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

    Source: NLM and NCBI
    Access: Free to all users.
    Coverage: 2003 - present (systematic review section)
    mid-1860s - present (articles section)
    Updated: Continuous
    Vocabulary: Keyword
    Description: PubMed Health is an evidence-based medicine resource, offering reviews of clinical effectiveness research with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports. Clinical effectiveness research finds answers to the question "What works?" in medical and health care. Content is based on systematic reviews of clinical trials, developed in conjunction with a dozen international information partners; the reviews have generally been published or updated from 2003 to date. In addition, your search on PubMed Health runs simultaneously in PubMed. A filter is used to identify all the indexed scientific articles at the NLM that might be systematic reviews. The PubMed portion of the search includes articles from before 2003.


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