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Biomedical Sciences - Databases for finding journal articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Search will give you enough sources to work with.  However you may also want to try subject specialist databases or browse particular journals.

 

A database is a collection of information organised in such a way that you can quickly select the bits of data you want - a bit like an electronic filing system.  The Databases listed below collate journal article citations.  When you search them using combinations of keywords, authors name and/or subject headings you will find article abstracts and where available the full text of the full article.

 

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BioMed Central is the largest open access publisher in the world, publishing over 200 peer-reviewed open access journals across the fields of biology, chemistry and medicine.

 

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F1000Prime identifies and recommends important articles in biology and medical research publications. Articles are selected by a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who then rate them and explain their importance. From the numerical ratings awarded, we have created a unique system for quantifying the importance of individual articles.

 

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Google scholar is a variant of Google which searches for academic material including articles, books, conference papers and preprints. A guide to this resource can be found at http://www.lib-guides.port.ac.uk/LG178.pdf

 

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Medline is a biomedical database containing references and abstracts to the international biomedical literature. Medline’ major subject areas include nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, allied health, and pre-clinical sciences. Medline also covers life sciences, including some aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry.

 

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PMC 

PubMed Central is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). In keeping with NLM’s legislative mandate to collect and preserve the biomedical literature, PMC serves as a digital counterpart to NLM’s extensive print journal collection

 

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PubMed comprises millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites

 

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This is a large collection of science, technology and medicine related full-text and bibliographic information.

 

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Web of Science – part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases – consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

A guide to this resource can be found at: http://www.lib-guides.port.ac.uk/LG592.pdf

 

 

Biomedical Sciences books can be found on the First Floor of the Library. Remember that you must use the Library Catalogue to find the books you want rather than just browsing the shelves.

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Biology and Pharmacy.

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