Finding and Using International Research Resources

About the Webcast

REHABDATA Goes Global: Integrating International Research into the REHABDATA Database. For more than 35 years, NARIC has maintained REHABDATA Database, indexing research publications in disability and rehabilitation. REHABDATA focused primarily but not exclusively on research conducted in the United States. From 1999 to 2015, the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) built a collection of international research abstracts, including more than 115,000 citations of research in disability and rehabilitation. As CIRRIE reached the end of its tenure, NARIC became custodians of this important research collection. We worked with CIRRIE staff to bring the collection under the NARIC domain and integrate it into the existing REHABDATA index database. This webinar will guide users through the expanded REHABDATA database, highlighting new features. We’ll cover how the collection will grow moving forward and demonstrate how to stay up to date on new additions.

View the Archive

  1. This webcast originally aired on December 13, 2016, from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. (ET) at this link:

    Tips for Optimal Viewing:

    • To increase volume, turn up the volume on your computer and use the volume bar on bottom left side of the YouTube video window.
    • Captioning is available by selecting the "CC" option on the bottom right side of the video window. Click on "Options" to change the font, size, and color of the captions.
    • Additional tools on the bottom right side: "Settings" increase the video quality; "Theater mode" (default)/"Full screen."
  2. Presentation Materials:

  3. Evaluation: Please fill out the brief evaluation after viewing the webcast. There are no CRC-CEUs for participating in this webcast.

About the Presenter

Photo of Jessica Chaiken

Jessica Chaiken is the Media and Information Services Manager for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC). NARIC is the library and dissemination center for the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The collection spans more than 50 years of research from the NIDILRR research community and elsewhere, all indexed in the REHABDATA database. NARIC also produces several consumer-level information products designed to bring NIDILRR-funded research, resources, tools, and events to the people who need them most. Jess joined NARIC in 1996, just after receiving her Master of Science in American Sign Language Linguistics from Gallaudet University. After years of working in a library, she also received a Master of Library and Information Science from Drexel University in 2012. Follow Jess and the NARIC team @naricinfo and @naricenespanol on Twitter!