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Subject databases - Medicine and Health Sciences

Use subject databases to find research on a specific topic including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.

 

How to find databases

Find and access databases relevant to your subject by using the Databases tab within NUsearch:

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Databases by subject area

Health Sciences

Health Sciences subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine) Covers allied, complementary and alternative medicine in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry and palliative care.  
ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.  
CINAHL Covers all aspects of nursing, midwifery and allied health, and is a core database within health sciences. Watch the walkthrough  
EMBASE Covers biomedicine and pharmaceutical information, including drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering. Watch the walkthrough
Maternity and Infant Care Covers the midwifery profession, pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, infant feeding and neonatal care up to the second year of an infant’s life, and the transition to parenthood. Watch the walkthrough
MEDLINE

Covers all aspects of biomedicine and clinical medicine, including microbiology, health care, nutrition, pharmacology, environmental health, anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education and veterinary medicine.

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PEDro Provides access to physiotherapy evidence.  
PsycINFO Covers the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences, including material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.  
PubMed Covers the same biomedical literature indexed on MEDLINE.  
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.  
SPORTDiscus Covers sport, fitness and related disciplines.  
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Life Sciences

Life Sciences subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
Biological Sciences Collection Covers biological sciences, aquatic science and fisheries, marine biotechnology, microbiology, animal behaviour, bacteriology, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, endocrinology, entomology, genetics, health and safety, immunology, neuroscience, plant science, toxicology and virology. Watch the walkthrough
BIOSIS Previews Covers the biological and biomedical sciences, including botany, zoology, microbiology, biomedical, agriculture, pharmacology, ecology, medicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, and biotechnology.  
CAB Abstracts Covers all aspects of agriculture, including nutrition and veterinary medicine. Watch the walkthrough
Natural Science Collection Covers agriculture, aquatic sciences, atmosphere, biology, climate, conservation, earth sciences, environmental science, fish and fisheries, food and food industries, forests and forestry, geography, geology, life sciences, meteorology, natural hazards, natural sciences, physical sciences, public health and safety, sustainability, veterinary science, water resources, and weather.  
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.  
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Medicine

Medicine subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine) Covers allied, complementary and alternative medicine in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry and palliative care.  
ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts) Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education.  
EMBASE Covers biomedicine and pharmaceutical information, including drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering. Watch the walkthrough
MEDLINE

Covers all aspects of biomedicine and clinical medicine, including microbiology, health care, nutrition, pharmacology, environmental health, anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education, and veterinary medicine.

Watch the walkthrough
PsycINFO Covers the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences, including material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.  
PubMed Covers the same biomedical literature indexed on MEDLINE.  
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.  
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Veterinary Medicine and Science

Veterinary Medicine and Science subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
CAB Abstracts Covers all aspects of agriculture, including nutrition and veterinary medicine Watch the walkthrough
MEDLINE Covers all aspects of biomedicine and clinical medicine, including microbiology, health care, nutrition, pharmacology, environmental health, anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education, and veterinary medicine. Watch the walkthrough
PubMed Covers the same biomedical literature indexed on MEDLINE.  
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.  
VetMed Covers veterinary medicine and animal health.  
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

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