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Allied Health Resources

Databases for Articles and Research

The Library provides access to over 300 databases. The following may be especially helpful for allied health topics:

CINAHL - Cumulated Index to Allied Health Literature
Health Reference Center Academic
Intl Bibliographic Info on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS)
Natural Standard
Sport Discus
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference

Related Subject Guides A-Z

The Library maintains collections of electronic resources and quality-filtered websites by subject, with over 120 subject guides in all. Allied health related subject guides include:

Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Speech, Language, Hearing Disorders & Deafness


The Alumni Medical Library provides access to over 8,000 electronic books, which are available on our E-Books page. You can search by subject (try any of the recommended subjects above) by using the drop-down menu on the page: this will retrieve all the ebooks related to that topic.

A number of our electronic textbooks are found in collections, which allows users to search a number of textbooks simultaneously as well as reading an individual title. Look for these collections in the 'Quick Links' box at the top of the Ebooks page.


The Library provides online access to over 7,000 journals. As with our ebooks, you can search by subject using the drop-down menu on the page, as well as searching for a specific title. If you want to search for articles within journals, you will probably want to use one of the Databases listed above, which allow you to search for interesting articles in many journals at once.

Professional Associations
American Academy of Audiology
American Auditory Society
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
American Dietetic Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Pain Society
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physiological Society
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology
Recommended Websites
American Association of Anatomists - Anatomy Resources
Anatomy Atlases
Audiology Resources - Web Resources
Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC)
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
National Rehabilitation Information Center - Ready Reference
PEDro, Physiotherapy Evidence Database

Government Resources
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
United States Food and Drug Administration

Contact Information

If you have any questions about our resources, please contact the Medical Library Reference Desk at (617) 638-4228 or