Answered By: Trudi Pledger
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017     Views: 73

The main databases for a Radiology/Radiotehrapy student are: 

  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is the key electronic index for Nursing and Allied Health professionals journals.  (Best viewed using Chrome).
  • Science Direct Freedom Collection provides summaries of journal articles, and full-text for selected journals. Access to over 2000 full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals published since 1 January 1995 (Green icon shows subscribed content).
  • Cochrane includes three key databases: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Systematic reviews of evidence related to clinical interventions and authored by the Cochrane Collaboration. (Full text); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effect - Abstracts for systematic reviews and meta-analysis which have been published in journals and other resources. (Reference and abstract only); Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials - Abstracts of clinical trials published in journals. (Reference and abstract only)
  • Medline is the key indexing service for the journal literature of Medicine. You may have seen or used PubMed (Public Medline) which is exactly the same database but open access. Medline should be the preferred choice as it offers a higher level of sophistication in the search and there are additional links to full-text articles only available through Birmingham City University subscriptions. Use Medline when you need Medically focussed information, particularly related to interventions. (Best viewed using Chrome).
  • Maternity and Infant Care provides coverage of the midwifery profession, pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, neonatal care and the first year of life. 
  • Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is useful for students who don't have access to dissection facilities, as it provides an appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement. 

For further information and details of other useful resources check out the Radiotherapy/Radiology Subject Guide 

If you would like help using any of these resources you can attend one of our literature searching workshops; book a tutorial with a member of the Library Liaison Team at the Mary Seacole Library; or visit the Mary Seacole Library helpdesk during staffed hours.

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