Journals and Articles
Finding specific journals from a reference
Use Journal Finder to find the full text of a specific journal article from the article reference, or to see if the Library has access to a specific Journal Title.
Search for the title of the Journal in the Library Search to find print only Journals held in the Library
Searching for journal articles on a topic
If you want to search for journal articles on a particular topic within medicine the main subscription electronic journals database to search is:
- Medline (with Full Text) - The United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) premier bibliographic database providing information from the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Veterinary medicine, Allied health and pre-clinical sciences
Alternatively you may prefer the freely available Pubmed interface – note that you may not always be given direct access to the full text of articles that the University has in its subscription databases using this interface so you may have to use the Journal Finder
to see if we have access to the full text.
- PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
MEDLINE and PubMED are searching the same material and differ only in the search interface so you should use only one of these sources. A really useful article explaining the differences between MEDLINE and PUBMED can be found on the Pubmed website www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/dif_med_pub.html
Further Subject-specific databases
Other very useful databases of journal articles in the medicine subject area are:
- Amed - Using references from the Medline database, AMED covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine
- Annual Reviews (Biomedical/Life Sciences Collection)
- Biomed Central - A collection of health related databases covering worldwide research in medical and nursing fields. Some are fulltext, others give bibliographical references
- BMJ Best Practice - BMJ Best Practice is a decision support tool for use at the point of care. It contains thousands of diagnosis and diagnostic tests, diagnostic and treatment guidelines, over 200 patient information leaflets, and provides medical calculators covering equations, decision trees, converters and optimisers.
- BMJ Journals Online - A collection of full text journals published by BMJ
- Cochrane Library - includes The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - evidence based systematic reviews providing high quality information to people providing and receiving care and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels.
- Embase – Part of the Ovid collection, Embase is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database, indexing over 3,500 journals. Subjects covered include public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, and health policy
- HerbMedPro - An interactive, electronic herbal database providing access to the scientific data underlying the use of herbs for health
- HMIC [Health Management Information Consortium] – includes the database of the Department of Health's Library and Information Services and the King’s Fund Information and Library Service database. Together they contain in excess of 240,000 records relating to health and social care management information mostly with a UK focus
- Maternity and Infant Care - Abstracts to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books, and grey literature relating to pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, and neonatal care and the first year of an infant’s life
- Ovid [Journals and eBooks] - Your Journals@Ovid is a subset of the larger Journals@Ovid database. It is limited to only the journals to which your institution subscribes
- ProQuest Hospital Collection - ProQuest Hospital Collection is comprised of five top health databases which cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others
- PsycARTICLES - A database of full-text articles from 56 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber
- PsycINFO - The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health.
We also have a number of multi-subject databases that contain a combination of full text and bibliographic journals
Abstracting and Indexing Databases
These databases provide abstracts and executive summaries of journal articles and conference papers