Answered By: Trudi Pledger
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020     Views: 1302

The main databases for a Radiology/Radiotherapy 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 focused 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. 
  • Anatomy.TV an interactive resource which brings muscle function to life in 3D and includes MRI scans of the human body.

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 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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