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MEDICINE - DATABASES

Databases are excellent sources of good quality information. Below are a range of databases relevant to Medicine.

  • The Cochrane Library 
    • Top evidence based medicine resource
    • Free full text of good quality Cochrane systematic reviews
    • Abstracts of other systematic reviews and clinical trials
  • Embase
    • Comprehensive journal and conference coverage across biomedicine
    • Contains citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature
    • Displays drug information
    • Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library
  • MEDLINE via PubMed or OVID
    • Database indexing biomedical literature 
    • Contains citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature
    • PubMed contains full-text links to open access articles
    • Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library
  • PsycINFO
    • Covers the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, including psychiatry
    • Contains citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed journals as well as books and dissertations
    • Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library
    • See the Psychology subject pages for more psychology resources
  • Scopus
    • Multi-disciplinary database containing the citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature.
    • Lists the number of times a work has been cited in other works and provides direct links to the abstracts of citing works
    • Includes Medline coverage
    • Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library
  • Web of Science
    • Multi-disciplinary database containing the citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature.
    • Lists the number of times a work has been cited in other works and provides direct links to the abstracts of citing works
    • Access to full-text subscription content where available at QMUL Library

Other useful databases:

  • Box of Broadcasts (BOB): Innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. Choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into QMplus, share what you are watching with others and search a growing archive of material. Discover more about BoB National features by viewing their video tutorials.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Online directory containing open access material in many subjects. To find relevant articles/journals search for your subject or browse under Medicine to find related subjects.
  • Education Research CompleteEducation Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. It provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,100 journals, as well as full-text access to more than 1,200 journals and nearly 500 books and monographs. It is an excellent resource for medical education.
  • Oxford Reference: An online resource that brings together two million digitized entries from OUP's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Good for checking a fact or finding key information on a person, concept or term.
  • SAGE Research MethodsA database dedicated to research methods across a range of subject areas. SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process, from writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing the best research methods, analysing data, to writing up results and thinking about publication.
  • Statista: Provides statistical data from a wide range of international sources on populations, industries, economics, media, public opinion, companies, politics, lifestyles, and many other topics.

The databases listed above are only a small part of the database collections at Queen Mary. You can find the full list of databases available via the Library's A-Z List of Electronic Journals and Databases. If the topic you are studying crosses a number of different subject areas, you may find it useful to check the other Library Subject Guides for useful resources, contacts, and information.

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