Start your research at Barrett Library's new catalog and research platform! Primo brings together all of the library's books, journals, and databases in one easy search box. It also provides access to resources through the Primo Central Index-an aggregation of databases, institutional repositories, open access journals, international research, government documents, and more. For a full list of sources available through Primo, please contact your librarian at Library@allencollege.edu.
EBSCO’s platform contains the bulk of Barrett Library’s database content for nursing, health professions, education and consumer health including MEDLINE, CIHAHL, Nursing Reference Center Plus, Rehabilitation Reference Center and SPORTDiscus with Full Text. Searching via the EBSCOhost interface provides the reliable search tools and controlled vocabularies to get the most relevant authoritative files, as well as protocols focusing on the effects of healthcare. The full-text coverage is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing, therapy and sports medicine literature.
The Gale platform contains a wide range of general academic reference resources, newspapers and magazines, and a large amount of full text content. This platform also provides access to Gale's nursing and allied health databases for both peer-reviewed, academic content and consumer information.
ProQuest features a streamlined interface and familiar one-search
start box. ProQuest database content includes a wide variety of
resources for the rehabilitation sciences, psychology/psychiatry and
mental health, behavioral issues, and traumatic experiences.
The Ovid platform is home to many of Barrett Library's online
journals. All content on this site is available in full text with
archives going back many years. Ovid makes it easy to explore the newest
issues of your favorite nursing journals and access historical content.
Ovid is fully indexed in Primo under the Articles/Databases tab.
175+ short video clips on occupational and physical rehabilitation
divided into the following categories: musculoskeletal, nervous system,
mental & behavioral, respiratory, settings, and pediatrics. Access
to this library is restricted to occupational therapy students and
The American Occupational Foundation (AOTF) and the American
Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) jointly support OT SEARCH, a
bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy
and related subject areas. The full text of the indexed resources is not
in this database, only the bibliographic information to identify the
material and an author's abstract, when one exists. In the future, links
to sources for full-text copies will be added to records in OT SEARCH.
Currently, OT SEARCH contains over 41,900 records of materials dating
from 1910 to the present. Access to OT Search is currently restricted to
occupational therapy students and faculty.