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Medicine & BioSciences: Databases

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Use the Find Databases tool > Science > Medicine & biosciences for a full listing of databases on biomedical & medical sciences.

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Top Medical and Biosciences Databases

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  • Allied and Complementary Medicine Database
    Index journal articles in the area of Complementary medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy.
  • Biological Science Collection
    This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.
  • BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts) 2002 to present
    Covers traditional areas of biology, such as botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as experimental, clinical and veterinary medicine, biotechnology, environmental studies, and agriculture. Interdisciplinary fields such as biochemistry, biophysics and bioengineering are also included.
  • Cochrane Library
    A collection of six databases including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • EMBASE: Excerpta Medica
    EMBASE, produced by Elsevier Science, is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 7600 international journals and some conferences back to 1947. All MEDLINE records are included.The most relevant results indexed by biomedical experts using Elsevier’s unique life science thesaurus, Emtree.
  • Health Collection
    A full content database linking research articles, reports and case studies from Australia.
  • Medline (OVID)Online Tutorial
    Widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature, covers allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.
  • Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy
    This online resource covers essential content from first and second year Anatomy & Physiology courses.It includes 19 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides that can be labelled, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.
  • PsycINFO (OVID)
    Indexes international professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology & liguistics.
  • Science Direct
    Contains the full text of more than 2,400 Elsevier science journals and some reference books.
  • SCOPUSOnline Tutorial
    Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database containing all relevant literature.
  • TOXLINE 
    Offers access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.
  • Web of Knowledge
    An index database searching databases and other resources: Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, Current Contents Connect, Journal Citation Reports.

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