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Medical Education Research Resources: Library Databases & Subject-Specific Resources

Provides information and resources related to medical educational research.

Subject-Specific Databases

  • PubMed
    • Premier biomedical database, from the National Library of Medicine
  • SCOPUS
    • A collection of abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed literature in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences. 
  • PsycInfo
    • American Psychological Association (APA) collection devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, pharmacology, and others.

Other Related Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    • Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database which includes information about business, finance, law, management, military science, gender studies, international studies, and more.
  • Business Source Complete
    • Scholarly business database which provides a collection of bibliographic and full-text content. This resource contains active, peer-reviewed, business-related journals with coverage that includes indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals dating back to 1886.
  • Professional Development Collection
    • Specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers. 

Other Resources

Education Databases/Resources

  • Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education (BEME)
    • provides scientifically grounded educational research to enable teachers and administrators to make informed decisions about evidence-based education initiatives; contains BEME reviews (which are published in Medical Teacher) and BEME podcasts
    • BEME Guides
  • ERIC (Educational Resouces Information Center)
    • Includes annotated bibliographic records–citations, abstracts, and other pertinent data, including journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers, and other education-related materials.
  • Educational Administration Abstracts
    • Covers areas related to educational administration including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Coverage dates back to 1966 and includes over 199,000 records.
  • Higher Education Abstracts
    • Compilation of abstracts of journal articles, conference papers, research reports, and books pertaining to college students, faculty, administrators, and related topics in higher education.
  • MedEdPortal
    • Repository of peer-reviewed teaching materials, including presentation materials, lesson plans, and assessment resources
  • MERLOT
    • Curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools led by international community of educators, learners, and researchers.
    • MERLOT Pedagogy Community Portal - resources include: teaching strategies, information on learners and learning, course instructional design, teaching challenges, and assessment

Education E-Books

Conducting Research in Health Professions Education: From Idea to Publication

This eBook provides over 40 one-page primers exploring every stage of health professions education research.