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Nursing

Useful resources for finding academic literature for Nursing.

 

 

Anatomy - online learning resources

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional. It contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

Detailed information about ASSIA

Coverage: 1987-present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users:  The Knowledge Network

 

 

CINAHL Plus is a key resource

CINAHL Plus- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

Access information: Access on and off campus. 
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.

Detailed information about CINAHL

Coverage: From 1937.
Help: Online tutorial
Additional Information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

Clinical decision tools or "point of care" resources

 

 

Cochrane Library

Access information: Access on and off campus. 
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.

Detailed information about the Cochrane Library

 

 

EBMcalc

Access Information:

Access on campus.

Access available off campus via VPN

Description: Medical reference and tool set. Medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.
Coverage: U.S.A. and provided for educational purposes only. Do not use EBMcalc information for the diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or disease.

 

 

EMBASE

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
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.

Detailed information about EMBASE

Coverage: From 1980 to date.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

 

Healthtalk.org - Learning & Teaching

Access information:

Freely available.

Description:

Approximately 25,000 video clips of people talking about their experiences of more than 90 different health issues.

Interviews conduted by researchers from the University of Oxford.

Copyright:

Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

 

 

Henry Stewart Talks - Biomedical and Life Sciences

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of over 550 seminar style talks by leading world experts. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned from leading scientists and are presented in a user-friendly format of animated slides with synchronized narration.

 

 

Macmillan Cancer Support - Stories

Access information: Freely available.
Description: Written and video experiences of cancer patients, survivors, family, carers and healthcare professionals.
Copyright: For information purposes and for your non-commercial, personal use only.

 

 

 

MEDLINE is a key resource

MEDLINE

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

US 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.

Detailed information about Medline

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Coverage: From 1966 to date.
Help: For user guides applicable to all Ovid databases click on the Help icon in the 'Choose a database' screen. For more detailed descriptions of all searchable fields in Medline, along with sample searches, click on the Information icon next to Medline in the Choose a database screen.
NHS staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

 

medRxiv.org - Preprint service

Access information: Freely available.
Description: Searchable, full-text repository of author-submitted research papers in the medical, clinical, and related health sciences. Preprints are preliminary versions of work yet to be peer reviewed and published.
Coverage: 2019-present
Notes: From the site: "medRxiv can save authors time in submitting papers to journals [of participating publishers] by transmitting their manuscript files and metadata directly from medRxiv."

 

 

PsycINFO

Access information: Access on and off-campus.
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.

Detailed information about PsycINFO

Coverage: Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 29 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1806 to the present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources.  Contains over 16 million author profiles, 70,000 institutional profiles, 5000 publishers, 70 million records, 1.4 billion cited references, covers over 20,000 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Coverage: For some subject areas, from 1788 onwards.  
Note: The University of Edinburgh's Affiliation ID is 60027272 (used for configuring Papers 3 for Mac to work with Scopus).
Note: If you would like to register to receive personalised searches, alerts etc then select "Other Institution login", then add "Edinburgh" to the search box to find the University of Edinburgh log in link, select the Shibboleth option if requested.

 

 

Social Services Abstracts

Access information: Access on and off campus.
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.

 

 

Web of Science Core Collection

Access information:

Access on and off campus.

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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.

Detailed information about Web of Science

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).

Help:

Publisher userguide

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

 

Journal Citation Reports: 

Impact Factors (pdf)

 

 

ZETOC

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:

Provides access to the British Library’s Electronic Table of Contents of approximately 35,200 current journals and more than 58 million article citations and conference papers. The database covers all subjects and is updated daily.

Zetoc Alert is a current awareness service that sends you email alerts matching the search criteria that you have provided whenever new data is loaded into the database. The alerts may be for particular journals, for authors or for keywords from the titles of articles and papers. These email Alerts will be sent on the day the new data is loaded into the database (the database is updated each weekday so this can be as soon as 72 hours after publication). There is no limit on the number of Alerts lists that people can create, although there is a limit of 50 journals or searches in each Alert list.

Zetoc Search allows you to search over 58 million journal and conference records. 3 search options are available: General Search to search for both journal articles and conference proceedings, Journal Search to search for journal articles, and Conference Search to search for just conference proceedings. Enter information into the search boxes provided and click 'Search' in order to retrieve your search results. Search results are displayed as brief records, divided into fields which are labelled to indicate their content e.g. title, author(s) etc. Click on a record's article title to view the full record. In the "Full text options" section of any Zetoc full record there are options to link to the full text (if available to you via your institution). Open Access  records will have links to view the full text on the publisher website or Europe PMC.

Zetoc RSS enables you to subscribe to feeds for individual journals. You can subscribe to the feed in various ways, depending on your chosen RSS reader.

Coverage: 1993 to date. Updated daily.
Additional information:

Information on how to access ZETOC using a Z39.50 client such as EndNote:

NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network

 

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