Search: Therapy Sciences

What do I find here?

On this page, a number of search tools are compiled for you, which can be used in addition to the Discovery System of the library for research in the fields of therapy sciences:

  • licensed and partly free databases
  • licensed journals (esp. single licences)
  • research portals
  • other information resources.

For independent searches for subject-specific research resources, you can use metasearch tools:

Databases (licensed)

DACH Information
  • Link: DACH Information
  • Access: campus computer, VPN
  • Subject: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full text
  • Content: The multidisciplinary database DACH Information offers a wide range of full-text resources to support search and research in a broad range of subject areas: from arts and humanities to medicine and natural sciences. It contains approximately 760 German-language journals (EBSCO & DBIS 12/2022).
  • Link: Nautos
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subject: General; Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying; Chemistry; Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control; Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Fisheries, Home Economics, Nutrition; Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Transport Engineering, Precision Mechanics; Law; Technology in General; Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology
  • Database type: Full texts, references
  • Contents: Nautos is the standards database of Beuth-Verlag and holds more than 2.5 million records from 27 countries for you. The database contains standards, technical rules, German legal regulations with technical relevance, VDI guidelines as well as European and international rules (e.g. CEN / CENELEC / ISO / IEC). The following can be searched as full texts:
    • DIN standards without VDE designation,
    • DIN-EN standards.
  • Note on rights of use: The full texts accessible via the licence may only be used by members of Trier University of Applied Sciences within the framework of the copyright law. Passing on to third parties is not permitted. Any unauthorised reproduction, disclosure to third parties or systematic download constitutes an infringement of rights liable to compensation and is punishable by law.
  • Links: SpringerLink (Campus computer, VPN), SpringerLink (Shibboleth)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN, Shibboleth
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full texts (i. a. e-books, e-articles), references
  • Contents: Licensed are the packages:

    - Business and Economics (2010 to 2015)
    - Business and Management (as of 2016)
    - Earth and Environmental Science (as of 2009)
    - Economics (as of 2007)
    - Economics and Finance (as of 2016)
    - Energy (2013 to 2020)
    - Technology and Computer Science (as of 2010)
TEMA - Technology and Management
  • Link: TEMA (research via the wiso search interface)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Note: TEMA is currently frozen at August 2021. You can only search for documents whose data has been entered into the database up to this date.
  • Subjects: Mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and information technology, energy technology, materials, textile technology, medical technology, mining, business management and organisation
  • Database type: references (incl. abstracts)
  • Contents: The database aggregates information from German and international scientific and applied specialist literature such as journals, conference reports, research reports and dissertations, as well as other hard-to-find literature. It includes the subject databases:
    - DOMA® mechanical engineering and plant engineering,
    - ZDE - electrical engineering, electronics and information technology,
    - ENTEC energy technology,
    - WEMA® materials
    - TOGA® textile technology,
    - MEDITEC medical technology,

    - BERG mining,
    - BEFO management and organization.

Wiley Online Library
  • Link: Wiley Online Library (campus computer, VPN)
  • Access: campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Database type: full texts (journal articles), references (also: books, reference works)
  • Contents (DBIS): The "Wiley Online Library" is a multidisciplinary publishing portal that offers a variety of sources under one interface: electronic journals, books and book series as well as reference works published by Wiley / Wiley-VCH. The portal offers search options under various aspects including access to abstracts and full texts of open access journals. With purchased licenses, further full texts can be accessed.
  • Link: wiso
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN
  • Subjects: Economics, social sciences, psychology, law, technology
  • Database type: full texts (journal articles, newspaper articles), facts (company and market information)
  • Contents: The wiso database offers various media formats in the fields of economics and social sciences, psychology, law and technology. The University of Trier has licensed access to the module "journals" for its members. It makes it possible to access more than thirteen million German and English-language full texts from national and international (practitioner) journals, for example in the fields of 'Marketing & Advertising', 'Electrical Industry', 'IT', 'Legislation' or 'Environmental Management'.

Databases (partly free)

AWMF online
  • Link: AWMF online
  • Access: free
  • Subject: medicine
  • Datatbase type: full text
  • Content (info DBIS): The guidelines of the scientific medical societies are systematically developed aids for doctors to make decisions in specific situations. They are based on current scientific findings and procedures proven in practice and ensure more safety in medicine, but are also intended to take economic aspects into account.
Cochrane Library
  • Link: Cochrane Library
  • Access: licence required, partly free content
  • Subject: medicine
  • Datatbase type: full texts, references
  • Content (info DBIS):The Cochrane Library is the highest quality evidence-based medicine database in the world. It contains over 1.2 million entries or reviews from journals, conference proceedings and other sources on the latest proven medical treatments and controlled clinical trials. Approximately 30,000 entries are added each year and the database is updated quarterly.

    The Cochrane Library contains not only medical cases, but also papers on health research, alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine and health care. It provides a comprehensive literature base for the medical decision-making process and for the preparation of systematic reviews.

    The Cochrane Library includes the following databases:
    - Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR).
    - Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)
    - Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs)
    - About the Cochrane Collaboration and the Cochrane Collaborative Groups (as of 05/2023).

  • Link: EBP-Datenbank
  • Access: licence required, only for members of the DVE (German Association of Occupational Therapy).
  • Subject: occupational therapy, medicine
  • Datatbase type: references
  • Content (info DBIS): The database contains short German summaries of the most important studies on the effectiveness, benefits and cost-effectiveness of occupational therapy or therapy/counselling/prevention methods that are also used in occupational therapy. This database is unique in the German-speaking world and has been built up by the DVE in recent years exclusively for its members. It contains approx. 1800 German summaries of studies from all over the world on the effectiveness, (cost) effectiveness and benefits of occupational therapy interventions and interventions relevant to occupational therapists. The focus is on systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials that the DVE has summarised and critically appraised in German. The studies have already been critically appraised using standardised scales (PEDro/PRISMA) (status 05/2023).
Europe PMC
  • Link: Europe PMC
  • Access: free
  • Subject: medicine, biology
  • Datatbase type: full texts, references
  • Content (info DBIS): Europe PubMed Central is based on the NCBI's US PubMed Central database. It has continued the UKPMC database since November 2012. It is developed by the European Bioinformatics Institute, among others. Currently included are:

    - PubMed abstracts
    - Europe-PMC full-text articles
    - Patent abstracts (European, US and international patents)
    - Abstracts from the Agricola database
    - as well as abstracts from Chinese Biological Abstracts and CiteSeer

    Europe PMC offers
    - simple, comprehensive search options (e.g. search by frequency of citations) - unlike PubMed Central, the dataset is searched from a single access point
    - links to databases such as UniProt
    - Information on biomedical funding programmes
    - Text mining analysis (as of 05/2023).

  • Link: PEDro
  • Access: free
  • Subject: physiotherapy, medicine
  • Datatbase type: references
  • Content (info DBIS): PEDro is a physiotherapy evidence database of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP). It was developed to provide rapid access to bibliographic information and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy. Most studies in the database have been peer-reviewed for their methodological quality.
  • Link: PubMed
  • Access: free
  • Subject: medicine
  • Datatbase type: full texts, references
  • Content (info DBIS): PubMed contains the MEDLINE database published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM), which covers the fields of medicine, dentistry, preclinical subjects, public health, nursing, veterinary medicine and others, but also fringe areas such as biology, biochemistry, psychology or sports medicine. More than 5,200 biomedical journals are evaluated for MEDLINE. In addition, PubMed provides access to new MEDLINE citations that have not yet been fully processed. Furthermore, links to related articles and to full-text articles are provided (as of 05/2023).
  • Link: speechBITE
  • Access: free
  • Subject: speech therapy, medicine
  • Datatbase type: facts
  • Content (info DBIS): Australian database created in 2008 that contains a compilation of evidence in the field of speech and language therapy. Ratings are provided for RCTs, controlled trials (PEDro scale) and controlled single case studies (SCEDs scale).

Journals (esp. single licences)

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Link: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN; only Main Campus
  • Subjects: speech therapy, therapy sciences
  • Journal content: "AJSLP publishes peer-reviewed research and other scholarly articles on all aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. The journal is an international outlet for clinical research pertaining to screening, detection, diagnosis, management, and outcomes of communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan as well as the etiologies and characteristics of these disorders. Because of its clinical orientation, the journal disseminates research findings applicable to diverse aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. AJSLP seeks to advance evidence-based practice by disseminating the results of new studies as well as providing a forum for critical reviews and meta-analyses of previously published work." (
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (in WOL)
  • Link: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (Wiley Online Library)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN, partly open access
  • Subjects: Occupational therapy, therapy sciences
  • Journal content: "The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal is a leading international peer reviewed publication presenting influential, high quality innovative scholarship and research relevant to occupational therapy. The journal is the official research publication of the professional peak body, Occupational Therapy Australia. The aim of the journal is to be a leader in the dissemination of scholarship and evidence to substantiate, influence and shape policy, systems, and occupational therapy practice locally and globally. The journal publishes empirical studies, theoretical papers, and reviews. Preference will be given to manuscripts that have a sound theoretical basis, methodological rigour with sufficient scope and scale to make important new contributions to the occupational therapy body of knowledge. The journal values research and manuscripts that include consumers as partners and/or co-researchers. AOTJ does not publish protocols for any study design." (Wiley Online Library)
  • Link: Ergoscience
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN; only Main Campus
  • Subjects: ergotherapy, therapeutic sciences
  • Journal content: "ergoscience is the scientific journal for occupational therapy. It has been published since 2006 and by Schulz-Kirchner Verlag (publisher) since January 2011. With four issues per year, it is aimed at German-speaking occupational therapists. It includes original papers, reader-friendly study summaries, university degree and research group communications, event reports, calendar of events, and book reviews. One of the aims of the journal is to support the academization of the profession in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The German-language publications of university and research papers show which topics occupational therapy currently addresses and encourage readers from practice, teaching and research to exchange ideas and discuss discourse. The original papers undergo a double blinded peer review process. An international editorial team consisting of eight occupational therapists ensures the scientific quality and timeliness of the articles. The team receives support from an international scientific advisory board, currently consisting of 26 occupational therapists." (Schulz-Kirchner-Verlag, transl.)
  • Link: Logos
  • Access: via login data. You will receive the data after a shibboleth login: click here
  • Subjects: speech therapy, therapeutic sciences
  • Journal content: "Since 1993, this journal has been dedicated to dealing with speech, voice, swallowing and hearing disorders in all age groups. The aim is to build a bridge between concrete practical requirements and current scientific findings. In addition to numerous application-related contributions from academic speech therapy, there are further reports from the adjacent medical disciplines, speech therapy, linguistics, psychology, pedagogy and philosophy. Logos publishes empirical and theoretical original works as well as case studies, interviews or science journalistic articles. The varied nature of the magazine's content corresponds to an unconventional and reader-friendly design. Interested parties are above all speech therapists, pedagogues, special education teachers, respiratory, voice therapists, psychologists, linguists, social scientists and physicians with specialties in pediatrics, phoniatrics, otorhinolaryngology and orthodontics, as well as related disciplines such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy and other health and auxiliary professions." (Logos, transl.)
  • Link: Physioscience
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN; only Main Campus
  • Subjects: physiotherapy, therapeutic sciences
  • Journal content: "The physioscience journal addresses physiotherapists from all disciplines and those which are interested from other professions. physioscience is the German-speaking forum for scientifically interested physiotherapists.

    - of physiotherapists for physiotherapists
    - original and review articles: Gain decision-making security in therapy with the latest study results!
    - research in physiotherapy: Stay up to date!
    - science across methods: Inform yourself from all subject areas!
    - further studies: read and commented" (Thieme, transl.)
Sprache, Stimme, Gehör
  • Link: Sprache, Stimme, Gehör (Speech, Voice, Hearing)
  • Access: Campus computer, VPN; only Main Campus
  • Subjects: speech therapy, therapeutic sciences
  • Journal content: "Sprache, Stimme, Gehör (Speech, Voice, Hearing) is the specialist journal for anyone who is concerned with speech, voice and hearing disorders - from speech therapists and phoniatric / pedaudiologists to speech therapy educators or hearing impaired teachers. It conveys secure medical facts for your further education - maximum practical benefit, the greatest possible support in your everyday life and the famous view beyond the horizon are our goals.

    a) Focus topic. The core of each issue is the main topic. In addition to practical relevance, the focus is on the scientific nature, the topicality as well as the interdisciplinarity: a topic is examined comprehensively and from different perspectives.
    b) Listening - recognizing - understanding. In each issue you will find a sound sample for a voice or speech disorder. Listen to it, recognize the underlying disorder and understand the causes, diagnostic options and therapeutic consequences. You can read in an interview with Mr Brauer how such an audio sample is created.
    c) seeing - recognizing - understanding. Each issue illustrates a voice, or speech disturbance using a video. In the accompanying text article you will find information on findings, causes and therapy.
    d) original work. Results of important clinical and experimental studies are presented and discussed.
    e) Read for you, heard for you. Here you will find summaries of national and international literature, short reports of lectures or symposia, interesting press releases or references to contests.
    f) New impulses. Young trainees present their thesis, themselves and their school or university.
    g) The little repetitor. Some things are easily forgotten or confused over and over again. Our reptile, the little repetitor, helps. It refreshes your knowledge while helping those in training to prepare for the exam.
    h) patient information. Here, we provide your patients with easy-to-understand, concise, and important information on common questions in everyday practice - as a copy template for laying out or as a work aid in a patient interview.
    i) The content quality is ensured by a publisher panel, the expert advisory board and many other reviewers as part of the peer review process." (Thieme, transl.)

Research portals

  • Link: BfArM (DIMDI)
  • Subject: medicine
  • Content (info DBIS): DIMDI offers a comprehensive range of databases from the entire field of bioscientific disciplines, starting from the focal points of health care and medicine with related fields such as pharmacology, toxicology and biology. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Cologne, emerged from the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI), which was incorporated into the BfArM on 26 May 2020.
  • Link: DigiBib (Digital Library)
  • Subjects: multidisciplinary
  • Link collection: Under the tab "Additional E-Media", the DigiBib offers you a collection of database and website links from the field of medicine & health sciences.
forum:logopädie online
  • Link: forum:logopädie online
  • Subject: speech therapy
  • Content (info DBIS): forum:logopädie is a website dedicated to evidence-based speech therapy. Here, users have low-threshold access to various offers related to scientific findings in the field. In addition to background information on the topic of evidence, the website contains the following areas:

    - Database evi-logo
    - E-learning module for the acquisition of evidence competence
    - Access to information and documents of the competence measurement instrument TÜBEP-ST
    - Collection of formulated evidence statements with reference to a corresponding source
    - scientific papers on various topics, which can be downloaded free of charge as PDF documents
    - Possibility to publish own scientific papers open access
    - Links to various databases (e.g. PubMed, COCHRANE, MEDLINE, German Education Server, etc.) along with tips on how to proceed with a search and English-German translators
    - a possibility to offer open research questions for researching colleagues to answer.

  • Link: Research portal LIVIVO (life sciences)
  • Subjects: biology, chemistry, energy, environmental protection, agriculture and forestry, nutrition, medicine, pharmacy, process engineering, biotechnology, food technology
  • Description (DBIS): LIVIVO is the search portal of ZB MED - information center for life sciences for the subjects medicine, healthcare, nutrition, environmental and agricultural sciences. LIVIVO replaces the previous search portals MEDPILOT and GREENPILOT.

    The new portal LIVIVO offers a simultaneous search in all fields of ZB MED. The search is not limited to its own holdings: LIVIVO searches around 59 million records from over 60 subject data sources (part of it is included in the data source BASE).
    The hit list in LIVIVO also provides information on how users can access the texts or other materials. Whenever possible, freely accessible sources are linked and the full text is made available. That is how LIVIVO supports the idea of ​​Open Access. In addition, if possible, articles with links to the underlying research data are linked (state: 03/2018).


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