General bibliographic online databases
- Access multiple databases from one place
- Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED)
- Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL)
- Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
- Health InterNetwork (HINARI)
- Healthcare Management Information Consortium (HMIC)
- Sport Research Intelligence Sportive (SIRC)
- Web of Science
Check with your local hospital or university to see if access is already in place via a library facility.
EBSCO Information Services is a leading service provider of e-journal, e-book and e-journal package and print subscriptions, e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases, and related services for all types of libraries and research organisations. Its database coverage includes AMED, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane, SocINDEX and SPORTDiscus. This is a subscription service.
Ovid Technologies is an internationally recognised leader of electronic medical, scientific, and academic research information solutions. They provide information search and discovery platforms (Ovid Gateway and SilverPlatter) to access premier electronic content, including a growing list of 1,200 journals, over 500 books, and more than 200 databases. Databases covered include: AMED, CINAHL, EMBASE, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, Global Health Archive, Medline and PsycINFO. This is a subscription service but packages include a 24 hour option.
Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) is a bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. It covers a selection of journals in three separate subject areas: several professions allied to medicine, complementary medicine and palliative care. It is not accessible for free. OVID and EBSCO have internet versions. Subscriptions depend on the number of users.
Acubriefs provides access to references on acupuncture published in English.
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINHAL) has a strong focus on nursing and allied health literature. The abstracts, when available and with publisher permission, are included in the database to assist with the evaluation of journal articles. Currently abstracts for more than 924 journal titles (active and inactive) are available. Individuals can no longer search via CINAHLDirect. Access is via institutions or services such as EBSCO and OVID.
EMBASE.com is a new, integrated web based service that allows searching from more than 18 million bibliographic records from EMBASE and MEDLINE. There is a free demo, but you need to subscribe to gain full access.
The database of Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) includes health related educational information. It provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education related materials and, if available, includes links to full text.
The ExtraMED database contains the full text, as page images, of over 300 Third World biomedical journals. Ten CD-ROM disks are issued each production year, and indexes cumulate. Taking its name from the fact that it comprises journals that are 'extra' to MEDLINE, ExtraMED focuses on journals that are largely excluded from the international indexes. The ExtraMED Consortium of Journals was originally selected through WHO's various Index Medicus projects. It is the largest source of full text biomedical literature from developing countries. It can be accessed via the Dialog Library as database number 467 and participates in the OCLC co-operative.
The Health InterNetwork (HINARI) can be accessed in English, Français or Español. It was created to bridge the "digital divide" in health, ensuring that relevant information - and the technologies to deliver it are widely available effectively used by health personnel: professionals, researchers, scientists, policy makers. More than 2,000 journals, databases, compendia and other publications are now accessible online. Regional health and medical databases have been compiled to complement the internationally known bibliographical indexes such as MEDLINE. The regional medical indexes, published by or under the auspices of WHO Regional Offices, give access to bibliographical information about the health material published locally.
The Health Management and Policy Database, from the Healthcare Management Information Consortium (HMIC), is an invaluable source of information for health care administrators and managers. This unique product is updated bi-monthly and contains essential information from two key institutions: the Library & Information Services of the Department of Health, England and the King's Fund Information & Library Service (England).
Popline is the world's largest bibliographic database on population, family planning, and related health issues. Popline provides citations with abstracts for over 290,000 records representing published and unpublished literature in the field. There is a facility for ordering copies of articles.
A service of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed provides free access to over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed also provides links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. PubMed tutorial from the NLM. PubMed tutorial in Espanol.
ScienceDirect provides access to the 1800 journals from Elsevier including Physiotherapy and Manual Therapy. Guests can search and view journal contents and abstracts. There is a pay-per-view option for full-text. You can also set up contents alerts for selected journals.
Sport Research Intelligence Sportive (SIRC) provides access to SportDiscus (sport database) and document delivery services.
Web of Science provides access to the Science Citation Index® (1900-present), Social Sciences Citation Index® (1956-present). Navigate backward in time using cited references to uncover the research that influenced an author's work. Navigate forward in time using Times Cited to discover the impact a paper or other published item has had on current research. Find out about journal impact factors.
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