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Health Sciences

This guide is intended as a starting point for finding library resources for Health Sciences study and research


Searching databases:

Choosing which database to search will depend on what you are looking for and how extensive your search needs to be. Use the tabs across the top here to find useful databases, using the brief descriptions to guide you in your choice.  

For a basic search you would usually want to search at least one or two specialised health databases and possibly one multidisciplinary database.  

Evidence-based resources allow you to access evidence that has appraised and drawn conclusions from the primary research.  These resources are particularly important when undertaking evidence-based research.

If you are unsure about using the databases:

  • take a look at the Database tutorials tab above
  • visit the links on the right for some general search tips
  • make an appointment to see your Librarian.

Health specific databases:

These databases are health or biomedical specific

Evidence-based resources:

These resources are summaries and analyses of the evidence derived from and based on primary sources. They provide an appraisal of the quality of studies and often make recommendations for practice.

Multidisciplinary databases:

These databases contain resources across multiple topic areas, including health.  They are particularly good for searching topic areas that cross over with social sciences.

    Australian Database:

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