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Useful resources for health

Health Science Databases

Databases enable you to search for articles on a particular topic:

A platform for more than 40 databases, use this link to search across all of them or to select individual, or groups of, relevant databases such as:
CINAHL Complete
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition)
Informit Collection of online bibliographic databases, includes summaries/abstracts of journal articles on Australian political, economic, legal, social, aboriginal, health, family, technical and cultural affairs indexed in over 80 databases including:
APAIS Health : Australian public affairs information service
Coverage includes the legal, social, economic and ethical aspects of health.
Health & Society
An important index of biomedical and life sciences information, Medline is the largest subset of PubMed. Searchable via Scopus and PubMed.
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM’s thesaurus of ontrolled vocabulary used for Medline articles via PubMed Watch this short video to find out how to use MeSH in PubMed to to find Medline articles NB. MeSH terms can only be searched as keywords in Scopus.
PubMed Provides access to over 11 million Medline citations back to the mid- 1960’s and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles, including PubMed Central, and other related resources.
PubMed Central is an archive of full text life science articles. Further information about PubMed, PubMed Central and Medline.
ProQuest Central Search multiple databases simultaneously or select individual databases. Relevant Health Science databases are:
Family Health
Health & Medical Complete
Nursing and Allied Health Source


Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Complete on Ebscohost
A multidisciplinary database covering a range of subject areas including the sciences. Provides full text for more than 5000 journals, both scholarly and popular.
One of the world’s largest abstract and indexing database. It has 100% Medline coverage and includes index and abstract data from Embase, covering thousands of biomedical journals. It also includes the journals indexed by ScienceDirect.
Science Direct is a full text science database with a strong coverage of biomedical science journals. Also includes Embase: A bibliographic database of medical and health research with coverage from 1974 to the present with considerable content not available in Medline. NB. MeSH terms can only be searched as keywords in Scopus.

Evidence Based Practice

Cochrane Library

High-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decisionmaking. Under the terms of the licence, this database is only available to people physically located in Australia.



Sage Research Methods Online
A database of ebooks, articles, videos and other resources to help researchers to design and conduct research projects, understand methods, identify new methods and write up results.


Online Videos

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
JoVE publishes videos of experimental methods in the areas of Biology; Neuroscience; Medicine; Bioengineering; Engineering; Immunology and Infection; Chemistry; Behavior; Environment;

Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries and Handbooks

Selected Ebooks

Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5 .

Call number: 616.8907/DIA-5ed.


See the ebook guide for information on how to find and use ebooks or

search the library system.


Selected Websites

Publisher of open access biomedical journals.
Nature Online
Website of the journal, Nature, with links to the current issue, archive,videos and podcasts.

APA Style

APA Style Central
The official and complete resource on APA Style. Designed to help users develop their writing and professional research skills, APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced writing and content management technology, and full integration of APA’s best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association® to create an unparalleled web-based suite of integrated services and tools.