Databases for health sciences and optometry

This is a selection of databases for health sciences and optometry. Please note that the main list has interdisciplinary databases that may also be relevant.

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    • AgeLine

      This database provides bibliographic information about social gerontology, which is the study of aging in psychological, health-related, social, and economic contexts.

    • AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine (Ovid)

      This database covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine and palliative care, as well as professions allied to medicine: physiotherapy, occupational therapy and logopedics.

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    • CINAHL

      Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) is among the world's most comprehensive and authoritative research database.

    • Cochrane

      Databases in evidence-based practice, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, which summarise and interpret the results of research in health and medicine, and the effects of treatments. Full-text.

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    • Embase - Excerpta Medica Database (Ovid)

      A European-oriented reference database of medicine and pharmacology. Password is required when off-campus

    • Epistemonikos

      Free. Combines the best of Evidence-Based Health Care and information technologies to provide a unique tool for people making decisions concerning clinical or health-policy questions.

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    • Helsebiblioteket (The Norwegian Electronic Health Library)

      A publicly funded online knowledge service for healthcare professionals and students in Norway. The website provides free access to point-of-care tools, guidelines, systematic reviews, scientific journals, and a wide variety of other full-text resources for health-care professionals and students. Some sources require skills in the Norwegian language, but others are pointers to databases in English.

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    • Maternity and Infant Care

      Maternity and Infant Care is an important resource in midwifery profession. The database contains more than 217,000 references with abstracts to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books, and grey literature relating to the midwifery profession and post- and neonatal care. 3 simultaneous users can access the database.


      Bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts from biomedical and health journals. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Nature complete

      Nature complete is a collection of some the world's most prestigeous scientific journals. In addittion to the main journal Nature, the database includes titles like Nature Energy, Nature Genetics, Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Microbiology , Eye and Scientific American.

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    • Ovid

      This offers a joint-user interface with many databases in health and medical sciences. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • PubMed

      Free. More than 23 million citations from biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text.

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    • ScienceDirect

      Science Direct is one of the world's largest collections of full-text scholarly journals in the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and economics. Password is required when off-campus.

    • SciFinder (CAS)

      Chemistry database. Also covers related disciplines such as biomedicine and materials science. Create a free user account to be able to search.

    • Scopus

      Bibliographic database. It focuses on the sciences, medicine and social sciences. It's primary source are academic journals. Citation search is possible. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Trip

      A free clinical search engine.