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  • Subject coverage: Science; social science; education; psychology; language and linguistics; arts and literature
  • Size/scope: over 17,000 titles
  • Type of content: journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings
  • Level of access: Full text of over 10,000 titles.

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Access Engineering

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  • Subject coverage: engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, electronics, sustainability, energy, business
  • Size/scope: over 690 sources
  • Type of content: eBooks, instructional videos, calculators, interactive tables and data
  • Level of access: full text.

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AgeInfo

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  • Subject coverage: The Centre for Policy on Ageing database of information on aging and older age. Aimed at service providers, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and students
  • Type of content: books, journal articles, statistics, reports, government publications
  • Data range: 1975 to present
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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Anatomy and Physiology Online

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  • Subject coverage: online, interactive human anatomy and physiology
  • Type of content: 3-D images, clinical examples, case studies, quizzes, multiple choice questions.

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Anatomy TV

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  • Subject coverage: online, interactive version of the world's most detailed 3D model of the human anatomy
  • Type of content: interactive 3-D images, quizzes, multiple choice questions.

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arXiv.org

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  • Subject coverage: computing sciences, mathematics, physics and quantitative biology and statistics
  • Size/scope: over 1 million
  • Type of content: moderated repository of eprints in mathematics and physics almost all papers are archived here
  • Date range: 1991 to present
  • Level of access: full text.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

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Bates' Visual Guide features head-to-toe and systems physical exam videos completely reshot with an emphasis on clinical accuracy and patient care

  • Subject coverage: physical examination and history taking.
  • Type of content: videos and case studies.

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BNI (British Nursing Index)

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  • Subject coverage: nursing and midwifery database; useful resource for current trends in UK nursing care and policy for nursing and midwifery students, clinical, academic, and management staff and researchers
  • Size/scope: over 200 UK journals and other English language titles
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Date range: 1994 to present
  • Level of access: some links to full text.

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CINAHL Complete

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  • Subject coverage: the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature covers virtually all English language core journals in nursing and allied health disciplines, as well as publications from the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing
  • Size/scope: over 5,400 journals
  • Type of content: journal articles
  • Date range: 1937 to present
  • Level of access: full text of over 1,300 journals.
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Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons

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  • Subject coverage: intended for use by scientists to identify and quantify drugs and poisons in body fluids, tissue samples and pharmaceutical and industrial products.

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Cochrane Library

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  • Subject coverage: global resource for best evidence in healthcare
  • Type of content: collection of databases containing randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, health economics and methodologies
  • Level of access: no login required.

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Elsevier eLibrary

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  • Subject coverage: health, midwifery and nursing e-books published by Elsevier
  • Type of content: e-books
  • Level of access: full text.

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Epistemonikos

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  • Subject coverage: Epistemonikos is a collaborative, multilingual database of health evidence. It is the largest source of systematic reviews relevant for health-decision making, and a large source of other types of scientific evidence
  • Type of content: evidence-based information, systematic reviews
  • Level of access: some full text available.

F1000Research

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  • Subject coverage: life sciences
  • Size/scope: F1000Research is an Open Research publishing platform for life scientists
  • Type of content: articles and other research outputs
  • Level of access: full text.

Functional Anatomy

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A dynamic resource of 3D anatomy with an extensive series of 3D muscle function animations that gives a new perspective on functional anatomy.

  • Subject coverage: online, interactive human anatomy and physiology.
  • Type of content: 3-D images, clinical examples, case studies, quizzes, multiple choice questions.

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HealthProfessionals

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  • Subject coverage: occupational therapy, operating department practice, paramedic practice, physiotherapy, GP practice management
  • Type of content: online archive of peer-reviewed articles from eight Mark Allen journals
  • Date range: various according to the journal accessed
  • Level of access: full text available.

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Journals@Ovid

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  • Subject coverage: database of scientific, technical and medical journals
  • Size/scope: 50 publishers
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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Martindale: the complete drug reference

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  • Subject coverage: encyclopaedia on drugs and medicines, herbals, diagnostic agents, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical excipients, toxins, and poisons
  • Type of content: reference work
  • Date range: current
  • Level of access: full text.

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Medicines Complete

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  • Subject coverage: drugs and toxicology database
  • Size/scope: British National Formulary, Clarke’s Analysis of Drugs and Poisons, Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference and Stockley’s Drug Interactions
  • Type of Content: reference work
  • Date range: current
  • Level of access: full text.

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Medline Complete

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  • Subject coverage: medical database focusing on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, toxicology, anthropology and biology. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing to search citations
  • Size/scope: 5400 academic journals indexed, 2100 full text journals incorporated
  • Type of Content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1865 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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NICE Evidence Services

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  • Subject coverage: medical and healthcare
  • Type of content: wide range of materials including primary research literature, practical implementation tools, guidelines and policy documents
  • Level of access: most content is freely available without the need for username or password, but some requires an NHS Athens account. Students studying on NHS-related programmes are able to obtain an NHS Athens account. Invitations were emailed at the beginning of the academic year.

PsycARTICLES

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  • Subject coverage: psychology
  • Size/scope: 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1894 -
  • Level of access: full text.

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PsycBOOKS

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  • Subject coverage: psychology
  • Size/scope: over 64,619 chapters from over 4,317 books
  • Type of content: book chapters
  • Date range: 1620 onwards
  • Level of access: full text.

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PsycINFO

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  • Subject coverage: psychology
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1872 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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PubMed

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  • Subject coverage: multidisciplinary database focusing on medical and life sciences
  • Size/scope: includes over 18 million citations from Medline
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1948 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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ScienceDirect

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  • Subject coverage: health, science and medicine
  • Size/scope: 1700 Elsevier journals. The service includes access to Medline with links to the content of Elsevier journals
  • Type of content: academic journal articles
  • Date range: 1872 onwards
  • Level of access: some full text available.

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Scopus

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  • Subject coverage: sciences and social sciences
  • Size/scope: citation database indexing 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers, open access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series, patent records and scientific web pages. It contains over 33 million records
  • Type of content: citation data
  • Date range: 1841-present
  • Level of access: some links to full text available.

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SocINDEX with Full Text

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  • Subject coverage: sociology and social work practice
  • Size/scope: bibliographic information for over 2,100,000 articles including access to the full text of over 860 sociology journals. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for 14,636 conference papers in sociology, social work practice and related subjects
  • Type of content: academic journal article, books, conference papers
  • Level of access: full text of over 860 journals, 830 books and 16,800 conference papers.

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Stockley's Drug Interactions

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  • Subject coverage: drug interactions
  • Size/scope: information on interactions between therapeutic drugs, proprietary medicines, herbal medicines, foods, drinks, pesticides and drugs of abuse. Each monograph typically contains a summary, and sections covering clinical evidence, mechanism, clinical importance, and management
  • Type of content: monographs
  • Level of access: full text available.

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TOXLINE/TOXNET

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  • Subject coverage: toxicology
  • Size/scope: national Library of Medicine's bibliographic database for toxicology. TOXLINE covers much of the standard journal literature in toxicology
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Level of access: some full text available.

TRIP Database Plus

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  • Subject coverage: the TRIP Database (Turning Research Into Practice) is a single point of access to many sources of ‘evidence-based’ health information
  • Size/scope: includes: Medline, the Cochrane Library, Clinical Evidence, NICE Technology Appraisals
  • Type of content: evidence-based health information
  • Level of access: links to full text.

Web of Science

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  • Subject coverage: arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences
  • Size/scope: citation databases that allow searching for a specific article by subject, author, journal or author address. It is also possible to search for articles that cite a known author or work
    Web of Science consists of:
    Science Citation Index 1899-present
    Social Sciences Citation Index 1898-present
    Arts & Humanities Citation Index 1975-present
    Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science 1990-present
    Biosis Previews Archive 1969-2008
    Medline 1950-present
    Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators
  • Type of content: academic journal article
  • Date range: 1945-
  • Level of access: some links to full text.

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