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Evidence-Based Practice: Database Comparison

Database Comparison

 

PubMed

Scopus

Web of Science

PsycINFO

ERIC

CINAHL

 Coverage

1946 -

1966 -

1900 -

1880 -

1966 -

1937 -

 # Journals

5,600

20,000

12,000

2,500

1,000

5,000

 Developer

NLM

Elsevier

Thomson

APA

Dept. Educ.

EBSCO

 Controlled vocab.

Yes

Limited

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Updated

Daily

Daily

Weekly

Weekly

Monthly

Weekly

 Citation analysis

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

 Strengths

Most current, detailed searching

Wider range, citation analysis, grey literature

Wider/older journal range, citation analysis

Detailed searching

Detailed searching, grey literature

Detailed searching, grey literature

 Focus

Biomedicine, Health Sciences

All sciences

Sciences, Social Science, Humanities

Psychology, Behavioral Health

Education

Nursing, Allied Health