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Sources for Statistics and Data

CDC Disability and Health Data System

Interactive tool that provides instant access to state-level, disability-specific health data. Users can customize the disability and health data they view, making it easy to identify health disparities between adults with and without disabilities.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook - Recreational Therapists

Career information about Recreation Therapy.  Includes eduation requirements, median pay, job outlook, etc.

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Choosing Credible Resources for Research

ProQuest Search Widget and Recommended Databases.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

International citations on exercise, physiology, physical education and health, parks and recreation, recreation therapy, sports and sports medicine.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health & Wellness Resource Center offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. It provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. A core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

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Health Sciences and Nursing database with a limiter for Evidence-Based Practice Resources and Evidence-Based Practice patient handouts.
PubMED

Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.

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Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database

This comprehensive database covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers. Includes: Evidence Summaries, Evidence–Based Recommended Practices, Best Practice Information Sheets, Systematic Reviews, Consumer Information Sheets, Systematic Review Protocols and Technical Reports.

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Health Sciences and Nursing database focused on Evidence-Based Practice resources.
Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, including articles, papers, theses, books, and reports.

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Oxford Journals

Collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Work, Sociology, English, Creative Writing, Criminology, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.

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PsycINFO

This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.

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Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine. The database offers a wide spectrum of information, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research, and more.

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Professional Associations, Certification, Licensure

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification

Non-profit, international organization dedicated to professional excellence for the protection of consumers through the certification of recreational therapists.

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North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure

Recreational Therapists and Recreational Therapy Assistants in North Carolina must be licensed by the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy (NCBRTL).

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American Therapeutic Recreation Association

National membership organization representing the interests and needs of therapeutic recreation specialists, also known as recreation therapists.

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