Starting Research

The Learning Services website contains links to a wide range of subscription databases, electronic journals and resources tailored to the needs of AECC students and staff. We have also produced this list of free medical resources to help those starting research or thinking about a career in Chiropractic.

We hope these are useful.

For research undertaken by AECC Faculty see Research at AECC.


PubMed is a free service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it includes over 19 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to a limited number of full text articles and other related resources. If you have not used PubMed before we recommend the tutorials.

Index to Chiropractic Literature

We recommend ICL as the place to start your search for articles on Chiropractic. ICL indexes over 45 chiropractic journals and access is free to all. ICL is indexed by members of the Chiropractic Library Collaboration (CLC) including AECC Learning Services staff. 

The Cochrane Library

The gold standard Evidence Based Medicine database. If you are looking for Evidence Based Medical literature, this is the place for you.

NICE Evidence Search  

The principal aim of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Evidence service is to provide easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments or the use of resources, including clinicians, public health professionals, commissioners and service managers, thus improving health and patient care.


MedlinePlus (US) brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organisations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to some medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopaedia, interactive patient tutorials and health news.

National Library of Medicine

The website for the US National Library of Medicine. It has links to various online resources including health information and research programmes.

PubMed Bookshelf

A collection of excellent free medical text books.

Sources of free Journals

Follow the above link for sources of free journals.

Stay current with the AECC Netvibes website

The AECC Netvibes website can help you keep up-to-date with the medical literature; it provides RSS feeds of tables of contents for key journals and online sources of chiropractic and health information, in addition to selected research tools.


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