Health Sciences

Health Sciences librarians and support staff are here to connect you with health and biomedical information. We support your research and learning with: consultations, course-embedded instruction, tailored subject guides, and expert searches. Queen’s University Library’s health sciences resources are found online and at the Bracken Health Sciences Library, located on the main and lower levels of Botterell Hall.

Popular Databases

  • APA PsycInfo: psychological, social, behavioral literature
  • CINAHL: nursing, rehabilitation, & allied health
  • Embase: biomedicine & pharmacology
  • PubMed: biomedicine & allied health
  • MEDLINE: same content as PubMed, but facilitates focused searches
  • Google Scholar: results link to Queen's Library content

Popular Links

CINAHL and Pre-CINAHL

Publication coverage: 1981 - very recent articles

CINAHL provides indexing for more than 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2.9 million records dating back to 1981. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses’ Association. CINAHL covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.

EMBASE

Publication coverage: 1947 - present

Embase (Excerpta Medica Database) is a biomedical and pharmacological database produced by Elsevier B.V., containing more than 30 million records including articles from more than 8,500 journals published world-wide. It contains bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.

MEDLINE

Publication coverage: Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present

Ovid MEDLINE ® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.

PubMed

Publication coverage: 1946 –

PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 33 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher's website or PubMed Central (PMC).

Springer Protocols

Publication coverage: 1980 to 2016

Springer Protocols is an online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences.

Web of Science

Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present

A large, multidisciplinary database, Web of Science provides access to bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references from scholarly journals and conference proceedings. A cited reference search enables you to find articles that cite a previously published work.
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