Clinical Psychology

Some useful resources for Clinical Psychology are listed below.

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index And Abstracts)

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Description:Provides abstracts from around 650 UK, US and international journals. Coverage includes all branches of the applied social sciences, with over 375,000 records.
Coverage:1987-present.

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Biosis Citation Index

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Description:The electronic version of Biological Abstracts for information about contents of journals, meetings, patents, and books in the life sciences and biomedical research. Covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies.
Coverage:1926 to present.

CINAHL Plus- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

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Description:Covers 4,175 nursing, allied health, biomedicine, behavioural science, education and consumer health journal sand a wide range of other material including books, dissertations, educational software and audiovisual material. Abstracts and alerts are available.
Coverage:From 1937.

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Cochrane Library

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Description:Used to inform the practice of evidence based medicine. Cochrane includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, the Cochrane Review Methodology Database and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. Updated quarterly. Note: Access from The National Electronic Library for Health ended 2 January 2005.

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EMBASE

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Description: The Excerpta Medica database, a major pharmacological and biomedical literature database covering about 3,300 journals from110 countries. Covers mainly journal literature (plus some book reviews and conference proceedings) with strong coverage of European journals.
Coverage:From 1980 to date.

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IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

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Description:Produced by the British Library of Political and Economic Science. One of the largest and most comprehensive social sciences databases in the world, indexing 2600 journals and 6000 books per annum, in the core disciplines of economics, sociology, politics and anthropology.
Coverage:From 1951 to date.

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Medline

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Description:National Library of Medicine database, covering worldwide medical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services. Corresponds to three printed indexes - Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature and International Nursing Index. Covers 3,200 journals published in the USA and about 70 other countries.
Coverage:From 1966 to date.

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MIT Cognet

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Description:Electronic community for the cognitive and brain sciences, which includes the full text of major reference works and over 250 MIT Press cognitive science books, full text of MIT Press journals in the field of cognitive and brain sciences, as well as a growing collection of other relevant books, journals and reference works from other participating publishers.

NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) Clinical Guidelines

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Description:NICE is an independent UK organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. It provides guidance for health care professionals and the general public in the areas of public health, health technologies and clinical practice. The guidance is drawn up using evidence from NHS staff, healthcare professionals, patients and carers, industry and academia and made freely available on the web.

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PILOTS Database: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress

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Description:Citations to literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
Coverage:Citations from 1871 onwards.

Psychological instruments

Access information:freely available information sheet.
Description:How academic literature databases can be used to find out about psychological instruments.

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PsycINFO

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Description:American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
Coverage:Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 25 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1987 to the present.

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Scopus

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Description:Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Covers 19,500 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage:For some subject areas, from the 1820s onwards.

Social Care Online

Access information:Free access on and off-campus.
Description:UK social care information: research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites. Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Updated daily.

Social Services Abstracts

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Description:Bibliographic coverage of current research focussed on social work, human service and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and human development.
Coverage:From 1979 with monthly updates.

Sociological Abstracts

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Description:Primary resource for accessing the latest research in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations.
Records added after 1952 contain in-depth and non-evaluative abstracts of journal articles.

Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.
Coverage:Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).
Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'):

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ZETOC

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Description: Provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. The database covers all subjects and is updated daily. Table of Contents alerts are available.
Coverage:1993 to date.

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