Databases for Health and Social Work

  • Starter Databases

    AMED allied health including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, and palliative care
    British Nursing Database information about nursing, midwifery and community health care, mainly from UK journals
    CINAHL nursing and allied health care from North America and Europe
    Cochrane Library systematic reviews of evidence for the effectiveness of treatments
    PsycINFO psychology, psychiatry, child development, psychological aspects of illness and treatment
    PubMed extensive medical, biomedical and nursing database. Freely available on and off campus
    Social Services Abstracts abstracts from journal articles on social work, welfare and policy

    Additional Databases

    Campbell Collaboration systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions, such as education, crime and justice, and social welfare. An American database freely available on and off campus
    MEDLINE Extensive medical and nursing database
    OpenGREY open access to SIGLE bibliographical references of reports and other grey literature produced in Europe
    OTSeeker abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy
    PEDRO physiotherapy evidence database
    Social Care Online social and community care, includes Department of Health circulars
    Sociological Abstracts sociology and political theory
    Source management and practice of primary health care and disability in developing countries
    TRIP database evidence-based medicine and healthcare resources on the web
    Web Of Science includes Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index
    ZETOC British Library's electronic table of contents. Covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in many key subject areas