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Databases

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AMED

The Allied and Alternative Medicine Database (AMED) 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. 
Subject coverage: complementary medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry, palliative care.
The database contains references to articles from around 512 journals, the majority of which are in English. A large number of these tiles are not indexed by any other biomedical sources. Coverage is from 1985-

AMED (via OvidSP) For access: 

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BIOSIS Previews

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BIOSIS Previews contains journal citations from Biological Abstracts (R), meeting, report, review article, book and monograph citations from Biological Abstracts/RRM (R), as well as some unique citations. The database is updated monthly with approximately 545,000 records added each year.

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ICH WOK training guide:

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WOK online guide from MIMAS:

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Best Practice

An online learning resource for professionals in primary care and hospital medicine. Learning resources are based on BMJ Clinical Evidence.

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Requires a UCL account to login and then additional (free) registration on your first visit to the site.

Best Practice users guide


Biotechnology Abstracts

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Biotechnology Abstracts contains information derived from primary journals, conference proceedings and patents. Subject coverage includes all aspects of biotechnology, from genetic manipulation to biochemical engineering and fermentation to downstream processing.
Information is extracted from around 1200 major scientific publications, including primary journals and conference proceedings, and from the patents literature.

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BMJ Learning

BMJ Learning

An online learning resource for professionals in primary care and hospital medicine. Learning resources are based on BMJ Clinical Evidence.

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BNF for Children

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BNFC presents essential practical information to help healthcare professionals prescribe, monitor, supply, and administer medicines for childhood disorders. BNFC provides practical information on the use of medicines in children of all ages from birth to adolescence. Medicines for Children (RCPCH Publications Ltd) and the British National Formulary itself form the basis for BNFC. Information in BNFC has been validated against emerging evidence, best-practice guidelines, and advice from a network of clinical experts.

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An NHS Athens account is required. Users without an NHS Athens account may perform up to 5 free searches. To do so, register at the eBNF site (registration is free).

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British Nursing Index

Database Access Guides
The British Nursing Index (BNI) is a bibliographic database containing articles from the most popular English language nursing journals published primarily in the UK, comprising over 220 nursing and allied health journals from 1994. It increases annually by approximately 9000 entries. BNI covers all aspects of nursing, midwifery and community healthcare.

British Nursing Index (via Proquest)
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CINAHL

The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health database is produced by CINAHL Information Systems.  It covers the literature from 1982 to present and covers more than 1200 journal titles.  This bibliographic database covers the following topics: health education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, technology therapy, social service/health care, emergency service.  It also provides access to healthcare books, nursing dissertations, and selected conference proceedings.  It is updated monthly.

CINAHL (via NHS Evidence)
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Clinical Evidence

Clinical Evidence is published by the BMJ Publishing Group and is a continuously updated source of evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions. It summarises the current state of knowledge. It is not a textbook of medicine nor a set of guidelines, if there is no good evidence it says so. It covers medical, surgical, nursing, and complementary interventions.

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Cochrane library

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane library is a collection of resources for information on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions. The resources include access to the full-text of Cochrane systematic reviews, structured abstracts of other systematic reviews and bibliographic details of randomised controlled trials. The Cochrane Library is produced by the Cochrane Collaboration and the NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and is updated quarterly.

Cochrane Library
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Drug & Therapeutics Bulletin (from BMJ)

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DTB aims to provide informed and unbiased assessments of drugs and other treatments (focusing on efficacy, safety, convenience and cost in particular in relation to other available treatments); to comment on how those drugs or other treatments should be used; to assess their place in overall management, and; to review evidence and give practical advice on the overall management of disease.

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Embase

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Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database. It is similar to Medline (there is about a 40% overlap between the two) but it has a more European, and less American, focus and is renowned for its coverage of drug information including drug research, pharmacology, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health and psychiatry. There is selective coverage for nursing, psychology and alternative medicine.

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Eric (Educational Resources Information Center)

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ERIC provides bibliographic information about journal articles and other publications in the field of education and related disciplines from 1989 to present. The database is administered by the US National Library of Education (NLE) and supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement although its coverage is worldwide. ERIC is freely available on the Internet.

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IBSS International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

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IBSS is one of the largest and most comprehensive social science databases, covering the areas of economics, sociology, politics and anthropology. It indexes around 2600 international publications back to 1981 

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HMIC (Health Management)

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Includes DH-Data & the King's Fund database.

DH-Data: from the Dept of Health & the PH Information Unit, covers health service & hospital administration with an emphasis on the British NHS, including buildings, equipment, primary care, social policy, medical toxicology and environmental health; 2000 English language journals, as well as books, reports, and other official publication. Coverage is from 1983-.

King's Fund: 1979-, 75,000+ records. Covers UK health policy documents and 'grey' literature from health and social care organisations on topics including NHS management, social care, health inequalities, urban health, race & health, partnership working, primary care, mental health, public involvement, and workforce development.

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Medline

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Medline 

Medline is the best-known biomedical database. It indexes approximately 4000 international journals from 1966 onwards and selected older titles. Medline covers all fields within biomedicine including medical specialties such as cardiology, neurology, paediatrics etc, clinical and experimental medicine, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, nursing and allied health. Medline is produced by the National Library of Medicine in the US and is freely available on the Web via PubMed

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PubMed

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1950 to Present - PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles.

PubMed
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PsycINFO

A bibliographic database of psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. The database contains more than 2 million records spanning 1872 to the present and journal coverage includes approximately 2,000 periodicals. Chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material published from 1987 to the present; however, there is a substantial number of records covering books published earlier. Dissertations constitute approximately 12% of the database.

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Scopus

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A tool similar to Web of Science, Scopus allows for the tracking of citations (who is citing who?). Scopus covers scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature with approx. 16,000 peer-reviewed journals covered (including >8,700 health & life sciences titles) plus other sources such as patents and full text web sources. Material going right back to the 1820s is included but for some material pre-1996 the records are less complete which may affect citation tracking for some items.

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Trip

(Turning Research Into Practice)

The TRIP Database brings together 'evidence-based' healthcare resources available on the internet. There are over 29,000 links from about 70 sources - including peer-reviewed journals and 'eTextbooks'. The site is updated monthly.

TRIP  Free
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Up To Date

An evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care.

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Web of Science

Database Access Guides
Gateway and cross-search for suite of ISI products, including Web of Science (Citation Indexes), Current Contents Connect, Science and Technology Proceedings, and Biosis Previews. See also separate searchable entries in MetaLib for each component. The Web of Science is made up of three databases, the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. The Science Citation Index provides bibliographic details of articles from 5,300 science, engineering and medical journals from 1945 onwards.

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Zetoc

Electronic Table of Contents service from the British Library - you can create an alert to receive the tables of contents of your chosen journals by email.  The database contains approx.20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings (over 20 million individual records) and covers most subjects in the fields of science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance and the humanities.  It covers the years from 1993 onwards and is updated daily.

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