Answered By: Trudi Pledger Last Updated: Sep 06, 2017 Views: 4
The main databases for a Biomedical Sciences student are:
- 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).
- Biomedical and Life Science Lectures (also referred to as:
- Nutrition and Life Science Database gathers together research, reviews and news on nutrition and the food sciences in an easily searchable database. It covers the whole food chain from the raw ingredients to the physiological and health effects of nutrients. Key subject areas include public health, clinical nutrition, nutrition physiology, food safety, food security, consumer behaviour, food science and technology and food product groups such as functional foods.
- AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database)This alternative medicine database is designed for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments.
- Web of Science is a multidisciplinary citation indexing service.
- NHS Evidence is a suite of resources that includes the NICE Guidelines, Clinical Knowledge Summaries, Public Health Information and, via NHS Athens, the NHS journal indexing and other databases.
- Springer Connect comprises of approximately 2200 journals covering medicine and life sciences research.
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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