Evidence Summary Databases

Evidence Summary Databases provide access to systematic reviews and evidence summaries. Information may be pre-appraised for quality.

The following evidence summary databases are available free of charge:

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination – Provides access to a collection of databases including:

    • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
    • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
    • Health Technology Assessments (HTA)

Cochrane Collaboration – Cochrane ReviewsDatabase provides access to abstracts and where available, plain language summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews; links to full-text versions may be available.

Health-Evidence.ca – Provides evidence based studies on public health topics.

speechBITE – Database provides open access to a catalogue of Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy across the scope of speech-language pathology practice.

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) Database – Allows health professionals to quickly identify the highest quality evidence for clinical practice; the database provides clinical practice guidelines, meta-analysis, systematic reviews and full articles.

Fees to access the following are applicable; a free trial option is available.

Cochrane Collection Plus – Provides the most comprehensive collection of databases from the Cochrane Library including the following:

    • NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)
    • Health Technology Assessments (HTA)
    • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
    • Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
    • Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
    • Cochrane Methodology Register

Research Databases

Research databases provide access to research articles on a broad range of subject matter including speech-language pathology and audiology topics.

The following research database is available free of charge:

PubMed – The United States National Library of Medicine database includes over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Fees to access the following are applicable; a free trial option is available.

Google Scholar – Search the web for peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, etc. from broad areas of research.

The following databases require a subscription

CINAHL  – Comprehensive database of nursing and allied health journals

MEDLINE – Database of biomedical journals

PsycINFO – Database of behavioural and social sciences journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations

ScienceDirect – Database of science, technology, and medicine journal articles, book chapters, and open access content

Web of Science – Database of citations from indexed articles in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities

Free Speech-language Pathology and Audiology Related Journals

Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine – Provides free access to content over one year old.

Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research