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Databases recommended for finding articles in biomedical science, cell and molecular biology, human biology, biotechnology, etc. are:
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.
A collection of animated, seminar style talks by leading world experts on all aspects of biomedical and life sciences. The talks are arranged into series such as Apoptosis, Cancer, Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Obesity, Retroviruses, Stem Cells
etc for focussed browsing, but can also be searched as a whole database. There are around 1000 talks, which vary in length from about 20 minutes to an hour. The collection is updated regularly as new series and talks are added.
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, with citation links. 1969
Comprehensive Physiology 'is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information ever assembled'. It aims to capture the full breadth and depth of the evolving science of physiology, and includes more than 30,000 pages of
content from the classic Handbook of Physiology, which will be updated and expanded. Useful resource for academics, instructors and students in the life sciences and medicine.
ISI Proceedings (formerly : Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings) is an index to the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions held in the areas of science,
technology and medicine. ISI Proceedings contains approximately 2 million records from more than 60,000 conferences from 1990 to present. More appropriate for dissertation work.
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.
This database covers about 20,000 current journals and conference proceedings in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance and the humanities. It covers material published since 1993 and is updated daily.
Library's electronic databases
page provides a complete list of all our databases with brief details of subject coverage and access information.
The Library has full-text access to over 10,000 journals, the vast majority of which are available over the internet.
Looking for a particular electronic journal?
Search for the journal title or browse on
E-journals by title.
Looking for a particular print journal?
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Looking for journal articles on a subject?
Use a database - see the suggestions above.
Many textbooks are now also available as E-books. To check for any online books, use the
or select Books and e-books above the search box on the
library homepage. You can search by author, title or keyword, eg cell. In the results screen you can limit to Electronic Books Catalogue.
Further information about electronic books available to Oxford Brookes staff and students is contained on our
Oxford Reference Online
- About 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.