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This guide is designed for everyone - from new students to research staff - in the Faculty of Medicine, and anyone else who needs to use medical information resources.
AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) is a unique bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. It covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care and several professions allied to medicine including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry and rehabilitation.
The world's leading database for the life sciences, covering subjects such as botany, zoology, microbiology, as well as agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine. Dates back to 1956 and covers not just journal articles, but also proceedings of meetings, conferences, reports, chapters in textbooks and other related resources. Further information
CINAHL provides authoritative coverage of the literature related to midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, health education and other related subject areas. CINAHL content includes full text for more than 760 journals and it indexes more than 4,900 journals.
Part of the Web of Knowledge database. Indexes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia workshops and conventions in a wide range of disciplines in science and technology.
EMBASE is a leading clinical medicine and biomedical database, with particular strengths in drugs, toxicology, biotechnology, health affairs and forensic medicine. EMBASE includes all MEDLINE records, plus several million of its own - giving it rather better coverage of the literature in topics such as pharmaceuticals and of the European literature in general.
MEDLINE is the world's best-known medicine and clinical science database, covering literature from around the world since 1946. It has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms). MEDLINE is also available free on the web as PubMed.
MEDLINE is available on a number of different platforms - we recommend the Ovid version for students and staff in the Faculty of Medicine (since EMBASE is also hosted on Ovid). If you prefer to search PubMed, we suggest you use our links to it, as this will ensure your results point to the full text of our journals in addition to free articles.
The key database for psychology and related subjects. Contains references and abstracts for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations, some dating back to the 1600s. The full-text is available for some journal articles. Where there is no full-text link, click on the Full Text Finder link to check for full-text.
Provided by the American Psychological Association’s (APA). The largest database of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Covers related subjects including medicine, law, neuroscience, business, human resource management, nursing, forensics, criminology, engineering, sociology and gerontology. Includes about 2500 journals, in many languages, from 1800s to present (including all articles from PsycARTICLES).
PubMed is a free version of MEDLINE, the world's best-known medicine and clinical science database. MEDLINE covers literature from around the world since 1946, and it has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms).
Although we recommend that you search MEDLINE on the Ovid or EBSCO platforms, if you do prefer to use PubMed then we suggest that you use our links to it: this will ensure your results point to the full text of our journals in addition to free articles.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities, Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
Provides references, and in many cases abstracts, for peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes the Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present). Also provides citation data and references to books and conference papers. Click on the Full Text Finder links to check for full-text.
Evidence Based Medicine
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BMJ Best Practice is a "point of care information tool" - giving you access to curated, evidence-based information wherever and whenever you need it. It is Up to Date in its purpose, with both a web and mobile app version. You will need an Open Athens account to access this.
The ISRCTN registry is a primary clinical trial registry recognised by WHO and ICMJE that accepts all clinical research studies (whether proposed, ongoing or completed), providing content validation and curation and the unique identification number necessary for publication. All study records in the database are freely accessible and searchable.
The Clinical Trials Search Portal provides access to a central database containing the trial registration data sets provided by the registries listed. It also provides links to the full original records.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health and Social Care to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. They critically appraise the latest health research from both within the NIHR and other research organisations to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings. They disseminate these findings as actionable, accessible, and trustworthy information in the form of Signals, Highlights and Themed Reviews.
Campbell systematic reviews follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare
The Cochrane Library is the home of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. It also contains a register of controlled trials, Cochrane Clinical Answers, and Special Collections - curated content collections on specific healthcare topics.
Prospero is an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care, welfare, public health, education, crime, justice, and international development, where there is a health related outcome. Key features from the review protocol are recorded and maintained as a permanent record.
PROSPERO aims to provide a comprehensive listing of systematic reviews registered at inception to help avoid duplication and reduce opportunity for reporting bias by enabling comparison completed review with what was planned in the protocol.
The world's most comprehensive collection of full-text dissertations and theses.
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The NHS Knowledge and Library Hub connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.
Full access is free to all NHS staff and learners using your NHS OpenAthens account.