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A definitive resource in evidence-based medicine (EBM). Combines four of the most trusted EBM resources into one database: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE); ACP Journal Club; and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.
The most comprehensive resource for psychology, indexing over 2500 journals. Covers mental health topics in a wide range of fields including education, medicine, sociology, business and law. Some linked full-text.
Scholarly research cycle
Peer review publication process
The peer-review process
An author researches a topic, writes an article, and submits the article to a journal
The article could be based on one or more of many research types:
a large or small study (clinical, lab, or population);
a clinical case write-up of one patient's unusual situation;
or a review of existing research on a topic
The journal editor sends the draft article to 3-5 experts (peer reviewers)
They read the article, and check the data and analysis, methods, etc.
Their comments go to the original author.
The paper is accepted, rejected, or revised
The journal publishes the paper; it is indexed in research databases like Medline, CINAHL, etc., for you to find!
Researchers & professionals read research articles
Reading these articles informs and inspires professionals, and future researchers