These resources are readily available to anyone. Some of these resources can 'push' information directly to your e-mail. That way you are always aware of the newest information published on subjects of interest. Other resources can be used to help answer clinical questions. There is a wealth of information out there so take the time to explore some of these resources.


National Guideline Clearinghouse (United States)

CMA Infobase: clinical practice guidelines -- Canadian Medical Association

AGREE (Appraisal of Guidelines)

Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Reviews (Free abstracts only)

EvidenceUPDATES - A free service sponsored by BMJ Group. It includes Cochrane Reviews and SRs from clinical journals and agencies such as US AHRQ and CADTH.

Additional Systematic Reviews found in PubMed/Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL

Evidence Summaries

BestBETs - (Best Evidence Topics) Concise summaries of evidence for a variety of clinical questions.

Push Services

MyNCBI (PubMed)
PubCrawler - An Update Alerting Service for PubMed
McMaster Plus

Search Engines & Resources

This is the main database for clinical literature. Note that there are tutorials to help make your searches more efficient. Make use of MeSH headings, Clinical Queries and MyNCBI.

MacPLUS Federated Search

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) Database

PEDro: The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (Public Health focus)

Index to the Chiropractic Literature - Created by the Chiropractic Library Collaboration


Tip: Sign up on the journal websites to receive the table of contents for each issue. You do not need to be a subscriber for this.

Spine Journal

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Journal of Chiropractic Medicine

Clinical Chiropractic

Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association

Journal of Chiropractic Education

Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics

Manual Therapies

Chiropractic and Manual Therapies

The Spine Journal

American Family Physician

Bodywork and Movement Therapies

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Topics in Integrative Health Care: An International Journal

Open Access Journals at BioMed Central

Critical Appraisal Tools

University of Oxford - Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

Duke University - Medical Center Library

Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries

ACA News Evidence in Action Articles - 2015

  • January/February 2015: What Should I Do After My Child Has Had a Concussion? – James C. Boysen, DC, MS
  • June/July 2015: Evidence-Based Resources – Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA
  • September 2015: Evidence and Clinical Experience Inform Chiropractic Practice – Lisa Zaynab Killinger, DC
  • November 2015: Is Chiropractic Care Really Safe for Kids? – Michelle Barber, DC
  • November 2015: Nonsurgical Options for Treatment of Uterine Prolapse – Julie Hartman, DC, DICCP
  • December 2015: Chondroitin Sulfate Supplements for Osteoarthritis – Robert Vining, DC


ACA News Evidence in Action Articles - 2014

  • January/February 2014: A Focus on Patient Values - Michael Tunning, DC, ATC
  • March 2014: Webster Technique - Not Just for Pregnancy: A Case Report - Rod Floyd, DC & Jasmine Perez
  • April 2014: A Patient With Migraine Headaches - Can She Decrease Their Frequency Without Drugs? - Michelle Barber, MSW, DC
  • May 2014: Responding to "Chiropractors Cause Stroke." - Christopher B. Roecker, DC, MS, FACO
  • June/July 2014: Treatment Dose Decisions for Patients with Chronic Low-Back Pain - Robert D. Vining, DC & Amy Minkalis, DC
  • August 2014: Diagnostic Testing Considerations on Pediatric Cervicogenic Headache - Robert D. Vining, DC & Janice Kane, DC
  • September 2014: Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy - Robert D. Vining, DC & Julie Hartman, DC

JACA Evidence in Action Articles - 2013

  • January/February 2013: Your Patient has Wrist/hand Pain and Paresthesias - Does She Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? -Robert M. Rowell, DC, MS
  • March/April 2013: Core Stabilization for Low-Back Pain -Makani Lew, BS, DC
  • May/June 2013: Evidence-based management of otitis media -Barbara Mansholt, BA, DC
  • July/August 2013: How to Evaluate Diagnostic Tests: The Thessaly Test - Christopher B. Roecker, DC, MS, FACO
  • September/October 2013: A 17-Year-Old with Headache - Michael Tunning, DC
  • December 2013: Are You Prepared for the Questions Your Patients May Ask You? aka "Should I Use That Plastic Bottle?" - Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA

JACA Evidence in Action Articles - 2012

  • January/February 2012: A patient brings her 11-year-old son to your clinic with mid thoracic back pain -Makani Lew, BS, DC
  • March/April 2012: My Patient Has Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FS)-What Can I Do? -Michael Tunning, DC, ATC; and Casey Crisp, DC, MS
  • May/June 2012: My Patient Has Facial Pain - What Can I Do to Help? -Tammi Clark, DC; and Robert D. Vining, DC
  • July/August 2012: Does Therapeutic Ultrasound Provide an Effective Treatment Outcome for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? -Theresa L. Whitney, BEd, DC
  • September/October 2012: 78-Year-Old Female with a Compression Fracture -John Stites, DC, DACBR, FACO
  • November/December 2012: Is There an Efficient Tool to Help Identify Neuropathic Pain? -Robert D. Vining, DC

JACA Evidence in Action Articles - 2011

  • January/February 2011: Are You Influenced by the Medical Information Your Patients Bring You? -Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA
  • March 2011: My patient has chest pain. How should I proceed? -Charles N.R. Henderson, DC, PhD
  • April 2011: My patient has recurrent knee pain-How can I prevent future episodes -Michael Tunning, DC, ATC; and Robert D. Vining, DC
  • May/June 2011: A Patient Comes in With a Twisted Ankle -John Stites, DC, DACBR; and Ron Boesch, DC, DACNB
  • July 2011: My patient has hip pain-Are my assessment procedures effective? -Robert D. Vining, DC; and Nancy Kime, DC
  • August 2011: A Parent Seeks Information About His Overweight Son's Recurrent and Constant Headaches -Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA
  • September/October 2011: Chronic LBP Management -Michelle Barber, MSW, DC: and Barbara Mansholt, BA, DC
  • November/December 2011: Diagnostic Imaging Evaluation in Suspected Pediatric Lumbar Spondylolysis -Matthew D. Richardson, DC, DACBR; and Ian D. McLean, DC, DACBR

Provided through support by Grant Number 1 R25 AT003580 from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH.