Research Help

This page contains links to tutorials about CMCC's major library subscriptions and links to a selection of Internet resources helpful to researchers. To access more high quality Internet resources, see Research Resources. For assistance with library resources, contact librarian[at]

Research Database Tutorials

Index to Chiropractic Literature


EBSCO Databases

Cochrane Library

Evidence-Based Care Tutorials

Resources for the Researcher

Document Citation

  • CMCC uses the Vancouver Style of document citation.The Vancouver Style is the citation style used by most biomedical and many scientific journals. Here are two examples of citation (article and Web site):
    Evans JM. A proposed method for estimating the efficiency and effectiveness of techniques of musculoskeletal therapy. J Manipulative Physiol Ther2005;28:206-210.
  • Electronic document citation: Always cite the exact Web address, and the date the page was accessed. Example:
    Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto ON: CMCC; c2011 [cited 2011 Dec 16]. Available from:
  • You can find another example of a Vancouver Style guide here.
  • Patrias K. Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 2nd ed. Bethesda MD: National Library of Medicine (US), 2007.
  • ICJME. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Manuscript Preparation and Submission: Preparing a Manuscript for Submission to a Biomedical Journal

Personal Bibliographic Software (PBMs)

  • citeulike [a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references]
  • Zotero [a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources]
  • Mendeley [Mendeley Research Networks; a free research management tool for desktop & web]
  • Thomson Reuters Science Research Software [subscription based - EndNote, EndNote Web, Reference Manager] Research