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Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • In order to use all the features you must create a personal account
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains over 300 anatomy lessons on video using real, dissected human specimens. The specimens have not been embalmed and therefore retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living body.

Guides

User Guide

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine) (via EBSCO)

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Access restrictions

  • 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 can not access this database

Description

Amed is a unique bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. It covers a selection of journals in 3 main subject areas:

  • complementary medicine
  • palliative care
  • professions allied to medicine (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, rehabilitation, and speech & language therapy)

Coverage

1985 Onwards

Guides

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts)

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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

ASSIA contains worldwide English language coverage of journal articles, conference papers and book reviews in the fields of applied social sciences and health.

Coverage

Coverage from 1987 onwards, with records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries.

Guides

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

BNI (British Nursing Index)

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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

The British Nursing Index is a UK nursing and midwifery database, covering over 240 UK journals and other English language titles, including core international nursing, midwifery and selective content from medical, allied health and management titles.

Coverage

1985 Onwards

Publisher

BNI

 

 

CINAHL Plus (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) *

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  • More than 90% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
  • 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

CINAHL® Plus covers more than 4,500 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with coverage dating as far back as 1937. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL Plus covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines. It is produced in the US but has worldwide coverage. The majority of the journals covered are in the English language. It contains more than 2.7 million records.

Coverage

1937 onwards

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

Cochrane Library

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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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.

Guides 

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

 

Community Care Inform

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Community Care Inform contains a wealth of expert-written, practice-related information, including:

  • Case studies rewritten specifically for social care professionals
  • Guidance to key pieces of legislation
  • Expert articles and book reviews
  • Practice guides

Guides

Publisher

Reed Business Information

 

 

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. Embase also includes conference abstracts from more than 7000 biomedical, drug and medical device conferences dating back to 2009.

Coverage

1947 onwards.

Guides

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)

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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

The Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC) database brings together the bibliographic database of two UK health and social care management organizations: the Department of Health's Library and Information Services (DH-Data) and King’s Fund Information and Library Service. This health management and policy database is an invaluable source of information for health care administrators and managers.

Coverage

1983 onwards

Guides

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

Maternity and Infant Care

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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

First developed in 1988, the MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service) Reference Database covers around 550 international English language journals.
The database is produced in the UK and amalgamates references to journal articles, reports, conference proceedings and other ‘grey literature’ relating to the midwifery profession, pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care extending into the first year of life. Approximately 1,000 records are added to the database per month and now includes over 148,000 records.

Coverage

Mid 1960s onwards

Guides

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

 

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.

Guides

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.

Guides

Publisher

Ovid Technologies

 

NICE Evidence

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Description

NICE Evidence provides access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice covering health, social care and public health evidence.

Coverage

Coverage includes Evidence Search, Healthcare Database Advanced Search (HDAS), Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS), UK Duets (an evidence uncertainties database) and a bulletin, alerts and evidence awareness service.

Guides

Want to access more content on NHS Evidence? Visit logging in to NHS databases.

Publisher

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

 

 

 

 

PsycINFO

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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

The American Psychological Association's PsycINFO® database is the comprehensive international bibliographic database of psychology. It contains citations and summaries of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports, all in the field of psychology and the psychological aspects of related disciplines, such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, etc. Journal coverage, spanning 1806 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,450 periodicals from more than 49 countries. Over 80,000 records are added annually through weekly updates. More than 36 million references in over 870,000 journal articles, books, and book chapters; retrospective to 2001 and earlier, where available; more than 3.2 million references from 1920 to 2000.

Coverage

Includes nursing, psychology, medicine, sociology, pharmacology, physiology and linguistics.

Guides

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

PsycTHERAPY

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Database of therapy demonstration videos showing therapists working with individuals, couples, and families.

Publisher

APA

 

 

 

RILM Music Literature (1967-present only)

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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

RILM is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. It includes music-related works from articles, books, bibliographies, dissertations, film and video, concert reviews, and recording notes, provided the items are of scholarly interest. Subject areas include: historical musicology; ethnomusicology; instruments and voice; performance practice and notation; theory and analysis; music therapy; and interdisciplinary studies on music and various other fields. Publications originate from 151 countries and are in 214 languages. There are currently over 600,000 records in RILM. Coverage of all document types begins in 1967.

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Scopus *

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  • Database is included in the main library search
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Description

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Coverage

Over 66 million records

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Publisher

Elsevier

 

 

Social Care Online

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Social Care Online is provided by the UK organisation Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). It contains research briefings, reports, legislation and government documents, journal articles, evidence-based practice, and websites relating to all aspects of social care.

Core subject areas include:

  • families, children, and young people
  • government and social policy
  • mental health and mental health care
  • people, groups, and communities (including older people, and black and minority ethnic people)
  • physical and learning disabilities
  • social care
  • social work and social workers

There are approximately 150,000 records on Social Care Online, the majority of which are from the UK. All of the resources are fully abstracted and referenced and many are available in full text.

Guides

Publisher

Social Care Institute for Excellence

 

 

Social Policy and Practice

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Social Policy and Practice brings together data from 5 databases. The majority of the material originates from the UK but there is also European and US material. Some 50% of the references are to grey literature, including semi-published reports, working papers, local and central government reports, and material from the voluntary sector and charities. Databases included: Planex from IDOX; Acompline from the Greater London Authority; Social Care Online from the Social Care Institute for Excellence; AgeInfo - from the Centre for Policy on Ageing; ChildData from the National Children’s Bureau. It contains over 300,000 bibliographic records dating back to 1981, with approximately 24,000 added per annum. Subjects covered include: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Social Work; Public Health.

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Publisher

Ovid

 

 

Social Services Abstracts

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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
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Description

CSA Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. Coverage dates back to 1979 and it includes over 147,000 records as of December 2010.

Coverage

1979 to present

Guides

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

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 
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

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

 

 

 

TRIP+ (Turning Research Into Practice)

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
  • Anyone can access this database

Description

Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) provides a single search interface to a large number of evidence-based healthcare resources.

Publisher

TRIP

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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