FOCUS - Technical Brief Number 23: The Use of CIRRIE's Database of International Rehabilitation Research in Conducting Systematic Reviews
Authors: Marcia E. Daumen, MLS, CIRRIE Information Resources Manager, Daniel J. Conley, MLS, CIRRIE Information Specialist, SEDL
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To achieve a global representation, searches must be conducted beyond EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database) or MEDLINE (Betrán, Say, Gülmezoglu, Allen, & Hampson, 2005). This edition of FOCUS tells how The CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research includes article citations from all disciplines that relate to disability or rehabilitation. The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) was first funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in 1999. Among CIRRIE’s charges was the creation of a bibliographic database of citations to articles on research conducted outside of the United States. The database was to be free and Internet-accessible so as to expand U.S. rehabilitation researchers’ knowledge of what was being studied elsewhere in the world.