BIOSIS Previews

Covers the field of biological sciences, including medicine. It indexes journal articles, meeting and conference reports, books and patents. Consider searching here for information on new research, pharmaceuticals and emerging technologies.

BMJ Best Practice

A clinical therapy resource of regularly updated evidence-based summaries, including a useful drug names table.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD)

CRD is a UK based research department located in the University of York that specialises in evidence synthesis, assembling and analysing data from multiple research studies to generate policy relevant research.


The Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, CINAHL is also useful for coverage of the literature on occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and alternative medicine

Cochrane Library

Updated quarterly. The source for quality, systematic reviews of health care interventions; includes several databases. A subscription is required for full access (most health libraries have subscriptions; some countries have open access agreements with the publisher to make it freely available in their country).


A database covering international literature in the fields of biomedical sciences and pharmacology.


Database of the Educational Resources Information Center includes health-related educational information.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the US government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. It includes the PDQ (Physician Data Query) database of cancer prevention, screening, genetics, diagnostic and treatment information, cancer clinical trials, statistics and patient guides.


Ovid helps researchers, librarians, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals find important medical information so that they can make critical decisions to improve patient care, enhance ongoing research, and fuel new discoveries. We offer a market-leading medical research platform of premium aggregated content and productivity tools that make it easy to quickly search information and make informed decisions on patient care, quality, and clinical outcomes.


The US National Library of Medicine (NLM)’s free search interface provides access to over 15 million citations covering biomedical literature back to the 1950’s in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE (in process citations), OLDMEDLINE, and publisher supplied records.

Web of Science

By indexing the most important literature in the world, Web of Science has become a useful resource for research discovery and analytics. Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning multiple disciplines. Cited reference searches can be used to track prior research and monitor current developments in over 100 year’s worth of content that is fully indexed, including records and backfiles dating back to 1898.