Health Sciences/Public Health

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Bibliography – ATSI Health (Informit)


    Bibliographic database that indexes published and unpublished material on Australian Indigenous health.

    Source documents include theses, unpublished articles, government reports, conference papers, abstracts, book chapters, books, discussion and working papers, and statistical documents.

    Warning: There is the possibility that some records contained in this database may contain references to deceased people, sacred or secret material, inappropriate terminology or offensive language, which, though unintentional, may cause distress to some people.

    Link: ATSIhealth - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Bibliography

    Coverage: 1900+

  • APAIS-Health (Australian Public Affairs Information Service) (Informit)


    Bibliographic database that indexes articles from published material, including approximately 250 journals.

    Covers health and medicine in Australia and in particular the legal, social, economic and ethical aspects of health.

    Clinical articles are not indexed for APAIS-Health.

    Also indexes very selectively from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, as well as from overseas journals carrying articles with an Australian content.

    Link: APAIS-Health

    Coverage: 1978+

  • Australasian Medical Index – AMI (Informit)


    Bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from over 160 Australian health and medical serials, most of which are not indexed for MEDLINE, on all aspects of health and medicine.

    Link: Australasian Medical Index – AMI

    Coverage: 1968-Dec 2009



    Resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.  Covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

    Provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.  Contains more than 1,000,000 records dating back to 1981.

    Indexing for journals, books and book chapters, dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, pamphlets, educational software packages and audiovisual material.  Internal subject thesaurus with over 7,000 terms—2,000 unique to CINAHL.

    Includes English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association.

    Link: CINAHL

    Coverage: 1981/2+

  • DRUG Database (Informit)


    Bibliographic database that indexes articles from published and unpublished material on the psychosocial aspects of substance abuse.

    Link: Drug Database – DRUG

    Coverage: 1974+

  • Global Health (Web of Science)


    Public health database with more than 1.2 million records of which 40% are unique and over 95% contain informative abstracts.

    Contains information from over 3,500 serials, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, patents, theses, and electronic only publications from more than 150 countries.

    Subject coverage includes international health, biomedical life sciences, non-communicable diseases, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene, occupational health, toxicology, health services, and maternal/child health.

    Featuring material from Abstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases, Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Tropical Diseases Bulletin, and Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, this database offers global coverage of both the developing and developed world with over 50 languages translated into English.

    Link: Global Health

  • Health and Safety Science Abstracts (ProQuest)


    Provides a comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene, including topics of widespread concern such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, medical safety occupational safety, and ergonomics.

    Major areas of coverage include: Occupational Safety and Health; Transportation; Environmental and Ecology; Food and Drugs; Pesticides; Natural Disasters, Civil Defense, and Emergency Management; Fire Safety; Radiation Safety, and Electrical Safety; Consumer and Recreation Safety; Ergonomics, and Human Factors; Diseases, Injuries and Trauma; Epidemology and Public Health; Medical Safety; Toxicology; Civil and Structural Engineering.

    Drawing on government reports as well as journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and other publications.

    Link: Health and Safety Science Abstracts

    Coverage: 1981+

  • Health Collection (Informit)


    Provides cover-to-cover full-text access to core content from the Asia-Pacific region.

    Content includes research articles, reports and case studies of practical support to anyone studying or working in therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health roles.

    Link: Health Collection

    Coverage: 1977+

  • Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO)


    Collection of consumer health information.  Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

    Includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society.

    Also contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.

    Covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.

    Link: Health Source – Consumer Edition

  • Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)


    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.  Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.

    Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, etc.

    Includes Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

    Link: Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition

  • Medicine and Health (Oxford Reference)


    Oxford Reference Online consists of a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations found in dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

    Note: Some of the individual titles might also be listed in the catalogue.

    Link: Medicine and Health

  • MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)


    Provides information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences.

    Also provides full text for more than 1,470 journals, of which nearly 1,450 have cover-to-cover indexing.  Of these, 558 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection.

    Link: MEDLINE with Full-Text

    Coverage: 1949+, Full-text: 1965+

  • PubMed (NCBI)


    Developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journals at web sites of participating publishers.

    Comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

    PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

    Also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

    Link: PubMed

  • Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source (EBSCO)


    Contains full-text for over 190 sports and rehabilitation journals.

    This is a key database for hospital rehabilitation and sports clinicians, with full-text coverage dating back to 1963 and key scholarly titles in this discipline.

    Link: Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source NOTE: You'll need to select Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source from the list.

    Coverage: >1963+

  • Risk Abstracts (ProQuest)


    Broad, multidisciplinary coverage of risk-related concerns ranges from public and environmental health to social issues and psychological aspects.

    Encompasses risk arising from industrial, technological, environmental, and other sources, with an emphasis on assessment and management of risk.

    Link: Risk Abstracts

  • SAGE Journals Online (SAGE)


    Covers Social Sciences & Humanities, Health Sciences, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Material Science & Engineering.

    Link: SAGE Journals Online

  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)


    Over 19,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.

    Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

    Link: SCOPUS

    Coverage: Coverage

  • Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)


    Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.

    Abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.

    Link: Social Services Abstracts