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Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Here are some key databases to find resources for medicine and biomedical science.
Contains medical and biomedical research.
A comprehensive collection of biomedical and pharmacological journals.
Behavioural sciences and mental health database.
BioMed Central Open Access
Peer-reviewed open access journals in the areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine.
Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Broad content coverage for nursing, midwifery and allied health specialties, speech and language pathology, general health and medicine.
Recommended resources for information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
A search filter that provides access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature via PubMed.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
Informs practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
Recommended resources for information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases.
Evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical resource for physicians.
BMJ best practice
Combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion.
Includes Australian content. Provides access to selected medical texts, journals and practice guidelines.
Recommended resources for information on medicines.
Database of independent drug monographs, pharmaceutical company product information, consumer medicine information documents and more.
1 user licence
Australian Injectable Drugs Handbook
Comprehensive reference of injectable medicines, including antineoplastic agents and antivenoms.
10 Concurrent users
Australian Medicines Handbook
4 concurrent users. Please logout at the end of your session
A suite of databases providing comprehensive drug, disease and toxicology orientated information for health care professionals and patients.
A wide range of Australian medicines information including full & abbreviated product information, drug/drug interaction and pill identification modules.
Provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements and integrative therapies.
Previously known as eTG complete. Australian therapeutic guidelines.
Interactive 3D resources.
A comprehensive, self-paced learning program that explores anatomy from different perspectives: theoretical (systems and regions) and practical (dissection and imaging.
Not available on smaller screens. Screen size requirement is: 992x652 pixels.
Online interactive 3D models of the human anatomy. Interactive features include zoom, layers, MRI, clinical slides and x-rays, animations and images.
Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Videos providing a 3D look at the anatomy of the human body using real human atomic specimens.
Use Google Chrome for this database
Thieme teaching assistant anatomy
Contains all the images from Thieme's top anatomy titles.
You must set up an account to save images and content.
Policies and guidelines contain recommendations for clinical practice based on evidence.
Note that local policy documents found on the local health district intranet are confidential and often not suitable for use in assessments.
Evaluate the resources you find online carefully, as not all are suitable quality for use in your studies. These websites are recommended by your University of Newcastle Library.
It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these groups as a student, or even throughout your career.
Revision and self-assessment tools
These e-book collections include many self-assessment tools and questions. Access via the study link tools.
Your Subject Librarians
This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting Medicine (Joint Medical Program) and Biomedical Science are: