Subject databases provide the best way of finding journal articles, published worldwide, on different aspects of the sciences - and are highly recommended.
Web of Science
This host service provides a single route to many of the key scientific databases subscribed to by Brookes. These are: the Web of Science Core Collection (including the Science Citation Index); MEDLINE; Biosis Citation Index; Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science; and Journal Citation Reports. Databases can be searched individually or together and bibliographic records will link to any full-text content available via Full Text Finder.
Academic Search Complete
A full-text database providing full articles, with their accompanying indexing and abstracts, across a wide range of subjects, including nutrition and food science.
Contains around 2500 full text journals published by Elsevier, mainly in science, technology and medicine. Full text coverage for most journals in the collection is available from 2002 to present.
Biomedicine and health care. Compiled by the National Library of Medicine (USA), MEDLINE contains bibliographic information drawn primarily from life sciences literature, published since 1966. Specifically, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains over 12 million bibliographic citations and abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals. Full text links may be available for some records.
A large international medical, biomedical and healthcare database which also includes veterinary, animal health and other life science journal titles.
A broad based Psychology database, coverage includes abstracts of books, journal articles and dissertations. Covers material published since 1887 Contains more than 1.5 million references.
Nursing, health care. The CINAHL Database covers the following allied health fields: Athletic Training, Audiology, Cardiopulmonary Technology, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Services, Health Information Management, Medical Assisting, Medical/Laboratory Technology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Physician's Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Social Service in Health Care, Speech-Language Pathology, Surgical Technology. Covers material published since 1982. In total, more than 1200 serial publications are regularly reviewed and indexed. Since 1986 abstracts have been included and are now available for 600 journal titles. Full text for selected items is available.
If you are trying to find out how effective a treatment is then search this database which indexes Cochrane reviews. A Cochrane review is seen as the gold standard of evidence based healthcare as it brings together every piece of research on an intervention from around the world and draws conclusions based on all of the evidence available.
MarketLine provides accurate and up-to-date research reports on companies, industries and countries for every major marketplace in the world. Reports include Company SWOT analysis, Industry Five Forces Analysis and Country PESTLE analysis.
Mintel contains market research reports on the UK consumer with information on consumer lifestyles as well as industry, leisure, retail, travel and tourism reports.
Passport contains international country, consumer lifestyles, economic and market research reports from Euromonitor International.
Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection
A collection of animated, seminar style talks by leading world experts on all aspects of biomedical and life sciences. The talks can be searched as a whole but are arranged into series such as Apoptosis, Cancer, Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Obesity, Retroviruses, Stem Cells etc for focussed browsing. There are around 3000 talks, which vary in length from about 20 minutes to an hour. The collection will be regularly expanded and updated as new series and talks are added.
BIOSIS Citation Index
Life sciences and biomedical research - includes agriculture, animal studies, bio-engineering, bio-physics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, zoology and experimental clinical medicine. Over 18 million records. 1969 to present.
Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
An online archive giving you access to thousands of recorded radio and TV programmes including films. It allows users to record programmes which will then be stored on the database. Log in when prompted with your Brookes username and password.