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What are meta-analyses articles? Meta-analyses are a type of article that builds off one or more systematic review articles. The authors look at all the primary-source research articles that were analyzed in a systematic review article, they gather and pool together data from these articles, and then they use statistical analysis on the data to see what trends can be identified for the most effective healthcare interventions.
What are systematic review articles? Systematic reviews are a type of article where the authors collect and critically analyze multiple, primary-source, research articles (mostly randomized, controlled trials) and then determine what those articles collectively tell us about the most effective healthcare interventions.
♦ DATABASES FOR FINDING META-ANALYSES AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEW ARTICLES ♦
What are Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) articles? These are articles that describe clinical studies in which people are allocated at random to receive one of several clinical interventions. One of these interventions is the standard of comparison or control. RCTs seek to measure and compare the outcomes after the participants receive the interventions. Because the outcomes are measured, RCTs are quantitative studies.
What are all those other primary-source articles in the pyramid at the top of the page? Consult this excellent list of types of clinical studies for details.
♦ DATABASES FOR FINDING RCTs AND OTHER PRIMARY-SOURCE ARTICLES ♦
What are Practice Guidelines?
The eBooks listed below are just a sample of NAU Libraries' eBook collection. You can also find and read additional OT ebooks through U of A Libraries (on-campus access only).
(Open Access = Available to the public)
Brain 4-part (4 copies)
Brain Ventricle (4 copies)
Ear Model (1 copy)
Ear, 3 times life-size, 6-part (4 copies)
Eye, 5 times full-size, 12-part (1 copy)
Eye, 5 times full-size, 6-part (3 copies)
Female Pelvis, 6-parts (1 copy)
Foot Skeleton (2 copies)
Foot Skeleton Model (2 copies)
Functional Larynx, 2.5 times full-size (2 copies)
Functional Shoulder Joint (4 copies)
Hand Skeleton Model (4 copies)
Heart model 5-part on base (3 copies)
Heart Model enlarged about 2 times (2 copies)
Knee Joint (1 copy)
Larynx, 2 times full-size (2 copies)
Life-size Auditory Ossicles (1 copy)
Liver with Gall Bladder (4 copies)
Median Section of the Head (4 copies)
Nose with Paranasal Sinuses (2 copies)
Rear Organs Upper Abdomen (4 copies)
Shoulder Joint (4 copies)
Sinus Model (1 copy)
Skull with Facial Muscles (4 copies)
Skull, 22 pieces with video (1 copy)
Spinal Cord with Nerve Endings (4 copies)
Spine with Femur Heads, Flexible (1 copy)
Torso-Dual Sex (1 copy)
Torso-Dual Sex, Female Sex Organs (1 copy)
Torso-Dual Sex, Male Sex Organs (1 copy)
Torso-Unisex, Open Neck and Back, 18-part (1 copy)
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