University of Vermont

New Guide Available on Accessing Research Literature

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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) is continuing to provide support for TRIPSCY Project activities, including professional development to interdisciplinary, early intervention, and related service personnel through workshops, trainings and mentorship support.

This past month, a group of 20 pediatric occupational and physical therapy practitioners, speech-language pathologists and special educators attended a workshop organized by Dr. Marie-Christine Potvin of CDCI, in collaboration with the Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont. The workshop, taught by Frances Delwiche, UVM reference and instruction librarian (webpage: and Nancy Bianchi, UVM Liaison Librarian (webpage: was designed to give community providers the knowledge necessary for them to access the health, rehabilitation and education research literature with a focus on open-access resources. In recognition of the limitations of a one-time learning opportunity to achieve this objective, they also prepared a website which provides a compilation of free health, rehabilitation and education literature databases, tips for effectively searching these databases and options for obtaining full text articles. This Research Guide will be invaluable to Vermont’s community providers. Organizers hope to continue this partnership. To access the web guide go to: