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Chiropractic Studies - Subject Guide

Journals and Databases

Library resources for Chiropractic studies at Murdoch University

Chiropractic Databases

Database Description

CINAHL Complete

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Nursing and allied health topics including audiology, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech-language therapy and consumer health.

Cochrane Library

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The Cochrane Library includes several databases of reviews of the effects of health care. The main product is the fulltext Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - evidence based systematic reviews prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration.

Index to Chiropractic Literature

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ICL is published as a free service to the chiropractic profession. It indexes all chiropractic peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover, and others selectively.

Informit Health Collection

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Full text and indexing database of over 100 Australian and New Zealand health sciences resources.

ProQuest Central

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Multidisciplinary collection of journals, magazines and theses, including many business, management and economics resources.
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Medline is the United States National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database for medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, allied health, and the pre-clinical sciences. Please see the box 'Medline or Pubmed' on the right for more information on the differences between these databases.


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A multidisciplinary database which is very strong in the sciences and has many useful search features. It includes all the journals indexed in Medline. Good coverage for animal welfare and ethics.

Web of Science

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Web of Science provides access to all three citation databases - Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index - from 1987 onwards.

Sage Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods (SRM) allows researchers to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.
Since SRMO focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
All Databases  Databases can be browsed by Subject or Title.  

Library Search

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Results can be filtered by:

  • Scholarly and peer reviewed
  • Content type e.g. journal articles, books
  • Date
  • Subject

Selected Chiropractic Journals

This list of Chiropractic journals is indicative only - it is not comprehensive:

You can find other journals relevant to chiropractic by doing a keyword search in the Library Catalogue for:

chiropractic periodicals

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Medline or Pubmed?

PubMed is the freely accessible online database of biomedical journal citations and abstracts created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  Medline is its largest component but it includes other resources.

The Library also has subscriptions to Medline on both the Web of Science and Ovid platforms. These databases provide more sophisticated search functionality and shows you the FindIt@Murdoch links in your results.

Systematic Reviews

Please see our Systematic Reviews guide, if you are looking for systematic reviews or undertaking a systematic review.

Other resources

Tables of Contents from Journals

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Journal abbreviations

There are a number of online resources that can be useful in providing the full title of journal abbreviations.