Identify the relevant databases for your review. The Library website has a list of subscribed databases, each with a description of its scope and coverage. See QUT Library's specialised search tools.
Below is a list of some of the most important bibliographic databases in Health:
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.
Provides complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL Plus with Full Text covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.
Contains more than one million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports in the field of psychology. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals in over 35 languages. More than 60,000 records are added each year. It also includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.
Including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
A comprehensive source of online biomedical answers, Embase helps you track adverse drug events, compare drug therapies for disease, and search for evidence-based medicine research.
A suite of Citation databases including; Book Citation Index – Science and Social Sciences & Humanities, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science and Social Science & Humanities, Current Chemical Reactions and Index Chemicus.
Literature that is NOT published in traditional sources such as books and journals is referred to as “Grey literature”.
Conference proceedings and theses are the most common types of Grey literature in the academic context, but examples also include technical and research reports, government publications, policy papers, annual reports, fact sheets, maps, geological surveys and statistics.
Dissertations and Theses:
Conference abstracts & proceedings:
Australian sources of grey literature:
International sources of grey literature:
Hand searching is the manual examination of resources which are not indexed electronically, such as special issues of journals or conference proceedings.
Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry Covers trials being undertaken in Australia, New Zealand on the therapeutic areas of pharmaceuticals, surgical procedures, preventive measures, lifestyle, devices, treatment and rehabilitation strategies and complementary therapies.
ClinicalTrials.gov Database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world.
Chinese Clinical Trial Registry A register for trials supported by Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Center, Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, and is a member of Ottawa Statement Group.
ISRCTN Register The ISRCTN is a numeric system for the unique identification of randomised controlled trials worldwide.
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