Databases: biological and biomedical sciences

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Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

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Description

A comprehensive source of radiology references for all healthcare professionals who work with imaging tests. It offers a combination of high-quality images, classical diagnoses, and evidence-based clinical content.

The resource includes 72,000 x-ray, CT, MR, and ultrasound illustrations and images, plus expert, evidence-based content - including over 4,000 diagnoses - provided by imaging experts.

Publisher

Amirsys Imaging Reference Center

 

 

 

 

 

Anatomy & Physiology Online

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Description

An online learning interactive resource from the providers of Anatomy TV which includes 19 modules with 3D images, narrated illustrations, dissection slides, clinical case studies, impact of aging on body systems, pronunciation guide, and quizzes.

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Publisher

Primal Pictures

 

 

AnatomyTV

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Description

Anatomy.tv is an interactive 3D anatomy resource. It has views of the hand and forearm, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot and ankle. It has been created as a collaborative effort between leading Universities (including Cambridge University and University College, London) and provides anatomical structures from raw medical scan data.

Each anatomical structure is presented in fine detail, and includes surface anatomy, cutaneous distribution, and nerves and arteries. Also included are common pathologies, radiological content, interactive quizzes and multiple choice questions.

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Publisher

Primal Pictures

 

 

 

BioMed Central *

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Description

BioMed Central is an independent publisher committed to providing open access to peer-reviewed biomedical reasearch. This is a collection of 186 full-text journals in biology and medicine.

Publisher

BioMed Central

 

 

BMJ Learning

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  • You will need to register on the BMJ Learning home page the first time you use this database
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Description

BMJ Learning is a learning website for medical professionals offering a wide range of resources commissioned by the BMJ Group. These are evidence based, dealing with everyday issues in primary care and hospital medicine. There are currently over 300 modules.

Publisher

BMJ Publishing Group

 

 

Cambridge Journals Online *

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Description

Cambridge Journals Digital Archive contains the full text from 170 journals, from volume 1, issue 1 to 1996. Please note, we only subscribe to the latest issues of some of the journals. Subjects covered include: science and technology, animal science, agriculture, ecology and conservation, history, law, language, linguistics and literature, mathematics and computer science, medicine, music and drama, philosophy and religion, physical sciences, and politics and economics.

Guide

Video overview of Cambridge Journals Online

Publisher

Cambridge via JISC

 

 

Cochrane Library

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Description

The Cochrane Library is considered to be the best single source of reliable evidence on the effects of health care. It includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) which is the leading resource for systematic reviews in health care.

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Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

 

 

Credo Reference *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Online reference library. Includes encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, books of quotations, atlases

Publisher

Credo

 

 

Data Archive

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Description

Provides access to over 5,000 computer-readable datasets for research and teaching purposes for many different disciplines in the UK. Registration is required to access the raw data.

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Publisher

UK Data Archive

 

 

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) *

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Description

The Directory of Open Access Journals is a list of freely-available, full-text, quality-controlled, scientific and scholarly journals. All subject areas and languages are covered. There are over 3,400 journals in the directory.

Publisher

Lund University Libraries

 

 

EBSCO eBook Collection

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Description

This is a package of e-books on a wide range of subjects, which you can borrow or browse. Titles which the library has purchased are also accessible via the library search but there are also a large number of free titles on the service which are not listed on the library search.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

EMBASE

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Embase includes 24 million indexed records in the field of biomedicine, and covers more than 7,500 current, mostly peer-reviewed, journals, of which 2,000 are not included in Medline. Its specialist areas include psychiatry and pharmacology.

Coverage

1947 onwards.

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Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences *

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Description

A life sciences encyclopedia containing peer reviewed articles by leading scientists.

Coverage

All aspects of Life Sciences.

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

 

 

ENDS Report *

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Description

The ENDS Report gives you access to environmental intelligence for professionals; delivering news, analysis, and reference across the carbon, environmental, and sustainability agenda.

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Publisher

Haymarket

 

 

Environmental Management

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Description

UK legislation and guidance documents from over 100 issuing bodies.

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Publisher

IHS Technical Indexes

 

 

EThOS

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Description

British Library database of full-text UK Higher education research theses.

Note: Individuals must register to download or print.

Coverage

Content being developed.

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Publisher

British Library

 

 

 

FreeMedicalJournals.com

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Description

The Free Medical Journals website is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet. Links to over 400 titles are included.

Publisher

Flying Publisher

 

 

 

IEEE Xplore *

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Description

IEL includes full-text access for:

  • IEEE journals and conference proceedings
  • IEE journals and conference proceedings
  • IEEE standards
  • over 400 Wiley-IEEE e-books

Coverage

Archive to 1988, selected journals and conferences back to 1950.

Guides

Publisher

IEEE

 

 

Index to Theses

Index to Theses has changed its name to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

 

 

Institute of Physics Journal Archive *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Full-text archive of all of the journals published by the Institute of Physics. Journal articles of high-quality science from key authors and some of the most significant journals in the physical sciences. Restrictions apply to articles published in the last 10 years.

Coverage

Full text of all journals published since 1874. References and abstracts (summaries) only are available for some journals published in the last 10 years.

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Publisher

Institute of Physics (IOP)

 

 

Journal Citation Reports

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Description

Journal Citation Reports offers a means to critically evaluate academic journals in terms of citation rates and impact factors, allowing researchers to identify influential journals in which to publish. It is possible to review a specific journal, compare specific journals, or examine a range of titles in a particular subject area. The database is particularly useful for science, technology, and social science subjects.

Publisher

Thomson Reuters

 

 

JSTOR *

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Description

UWE subscribes to the JSTOR multidisciplinary Arts and Sciences Collections I,II,III,V,VII and VIII. This incorporates access to a scholarly archive of over 1,000 full-text electronic journals in the following fields: history, economics, archaeology, classics, sociology, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Slavic studies, political science, music, film studies, performing arts, mathematics, ecology, psychology, business, art, architecture, language, literature, law, religion and public policy. These existing collections are complemented by the Ireland Collection which incorporates manuscripts, monographs and journals on Irish arts, humanities and sciences with materials that span from the 1780s to the present.

Coverage

Various coverage 1861-2007.

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Publisher

JSTOR

 

 

 

MEDLINE, via EBSCO

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database and contains over 18 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Time coverage: generally 1947 to the present, with some older material. Source: Currently, citations from approximately 5,400 worldwide journals in 39 languages; 60 languages for older journals. Broad subject coverage: The subject scope of MEDLINE is biomedicine and health, broadly defined to encompass those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities.

Coverage

1966 onwards.

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

MEDLINE, via OVID

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database and contains over 18 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. Time coverage: generally 1947 to the present, with some older material. Source: Currently, citations from approximately 5,400 worldwide journals in 39 languages; 60 languages for older journals. Broad subject coverage: The subject scope of MEDLINE is biomedicine and health, broadly defined to encompass those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities.

Coverage

1966 onwards.

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Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

National Statistics

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Description

The official gateway to UK National Statistics. Provides access to the latest statistics from government departments in the UK and is the central website for hosting all first releases of National Statistics. Material can be downloaded into a variety of formats.

Publisher

Office for National Statistics

 

 

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

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  • This database provides thesis citations and abstracts, not full text. Full text might be available through the British Library Ethos service, or via inter-library loan
  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol logins to access this database

Description

This database was formerly known as Index to Theses, it is the most comprehensive available record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The collection offers the most comprehensive available listing of theses, with abstracts, accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716.

Coverage

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Business
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Health & Medicine
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: History
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Literature & Language
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Science & Technology
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: Social Sciences
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland: The Arts

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

PubMed *

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Description

PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine and provides access to over 16 million references for articles on clinical science and biomedicine. It is a freely available version of Medline.

Coverage

1950s onwards.

Publisher

United States National Library of Medicine (NLM)

 

 

RefWorks

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Description

A resource for collecting and managing references that allows you to create your own searchable database of references, accessible from any computer connected to the internet. You can import references from databases, format your bibliography, and incorporate your citations into your documents.

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Publisher

RefWorks

 

 

 

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals *

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Description

Full-text access to the journals published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publishing

 

 

SAGE Journals Online *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Provides full-text access to the journals published by Sage to which UWE Bristol subscribes.

Coverage

Full text of all RSC articles published since 1841 to the present.

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Publisher

SAGE Publications

 

 

 

 

 

ScienceDirect *

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Description

Access provided to over 1,000 electronic journals with abstracts from several hundred further titles.

Coverage

As well as the sciences, coverage includes business, economics and social sciences. Full text available from 1996 onwards.

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Publisher

Reed Elsevier

 

 

SportDiscus

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 
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Description

SPORTDiscus™ is a comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, doping, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology and more. With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes well over 1,660,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

SpringerLink *

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Description

Large collection of full-text journals. Subject areas include biological sciences, computing, engineering, environment, humanities, mathematics and statistics, medicine and health, physical sciences and chemistry.

Publisher

Springer

 

 

Taylor and Francis *

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Description

Provides access to over 2500 full-text journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.

Coverage

1997 onwards. 

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

 

 

UK Data Service

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Description

This service provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, spanning many disciplines and themes. Included are a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, multi-media and non-digital data, and census data from 1971 to 2011. The majority of the data is fully anonymised.

The service also offers advice on managing research data.

Users are required to register for permission to download and use datasets from UK Data Service.

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Publisher

ESRC

 

 

 

UWE Bristol e-journals at OVID *

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  • More than 95% of the database is included in the main library search
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Description

Your Journals@Ovid is a collection of full-text health journals including over 200 titles published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

 

Visible Body

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Description

Visible Body is a suite of online programs that cover anatomy, physiology, muscles, the skeleton, and the circulatory system through interactive 3D models, animations, quizzes and more. Peel away structures and layers from head to toe, rotate anatomical models, and dive deep into both systemic and regional anatomy. The programs complement textbook and classroom-based learning with interactive resources.

Publisher

Argosy Publishing

 

 

 

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) *

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You can search the database in three ways:

  • Use the link above to search this database only - search results will include the full text (where possible) and citations (ie a work's title and abstract, not the full text) 
  • Use the library search to search for full text from this and many other databases
  • Use the library search (full text and citations) to search for full text and citations from this and many other databases

Access restrictions

  • Students and staff at international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

A single search resource covering a number of citation indices, of particular use to researchers looking for journal impact factors and details of how an article has been cited in other publications.

Coverage

  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-present)  
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1970-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present) 
  • BIOSIS Citation IndexSM
  • Journal Citation Reports (1997-2010)

Publisher

Thomson Scientific.

 

 

Wiley Online Library *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Provides access to over 200 full text electronic journals published by Wiley covering a wide range of topic areas such as business, engineering medicine, science and psychology.

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Publisher

Wiley InterScience

 

 

Zetoc

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. With almost 15 million article and conference records, the database covers every imaginable subject in science, technology, medicine, engineering, business, law, finance.

Coverage

Updated daily. An index that contains references only, not full text. Information provided is minimal and abstracts are not included. To check whether an item is available (in either printed or electronic format) search the library catalogue. Coverage: From 1993. Subject areas: Multidisciplinary.

Guides

  • FAQs and help available from within the site.

Publisher

Mimas at the University of Manchester on behalf of the British Library.

 

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