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You can use EndNote to organize all of your reference materials, keep notes about materials, and even copies of the original articles. EndNote can do so much that it can appear overwhelming at first, but we have resources to help you get started.
Tips for getting started with EndNote
- Although you can create as many EndNote libraries as you want, you can only sync and share one of them. It is best to use only one library if you wish to all your references available on all your computers, online, and on your iPhone or iPad, then use groups to organize the library into categories.
- If there are references you do not want to share, you can create a second library for these and organize them by groups. However, you will not be able to sync or share this second library.
- Storing EndNote libraries in cloud-syncing folders such as OneDrive, Box, iCloud, and others, or keeping read-write EndNote libraries on network drives or flash drives, will lead to an increased risk of library corruption. However, it is possible to put an EndNote library on a portable hard drive and use it with multiple computers.
- Use the File > Compress Library command to make backups of your libraries.
Literature Databases - Free
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice
Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 16,500 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
(Be sure to access from becker.wustl.edu to obtain quick links to library subscribed full text articles.)
Clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
Literature Databases - Free to WU via Becker
Comprehensive database which holds over 20 million indexed records from more than 7,000 active, peer-reviewed journals.
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, the most comprehensive resource for nursing and allied health literature.
Cochrane Systematic Reviews
Cochrane Systematic Reviews, considered the "gold-standard" in reviews of research in healthcare and health policy. Cochrane Reviews base their findings on the results of trials which meet certain quality criteria, since the most reliable studies will provide the best evidence for making decisions about health care.