Key electronic resources for Human and Biomedical Science

  • Databases recommended for finding articles in biomedical science, cell and molecular biology, human biology, biotechnology, etc. are:

    • Web of Science (previously Web of Knowledge)

      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 many aspects of the sciences, biotechnology and biomedicine.
    • 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 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.

    • 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, with citation links. 1969 to present.

    • Comprehensive physiology (Abstract/Index & some Full Text)

      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 - Science and Technology

      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.

    • PubMed
      The PubMed database contains bibliographic records for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and some other life science journals.
    • ScienceDirect Freedom Collection
      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.

    N.B. The 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? Search for the journal title on the Library Catalogue.

    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 Library catalogue 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 e-books information pages.

    Oxford Reference Online - About 200 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.