Bibliographic databases

You can access our subscribed online databases separately if you wish. These include: CINAHL, AMED, MEDLINE, SportDiscus, and Trip Medical Database PRO and Ebsco eBooks.


Subscribed databases

The CSP Library subscribed databases are:

Using the databases separately lets you make use of the database specific functionality that does not readily work in Discovery. Many databases feature a subject specific terms (a thesaurus) that relate to content on those databases. The thesaurus allows you to browse for subject terms you can use to search the database and it will find papers where the author has different terms for the same topic. E.g. MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed

Access subscribed databases vocabularies (subject headings) used to index each database.

Trip Medical Database PRO

The name of Trip comes from ‘Turning Research Into Practice'. It is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. It has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet’s premier source of evidence-based content.

Our motto is ‘Find evidence fast’ and this is something we aim to deliver for every single search. As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Trip Medical Database PRO

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus is a collection of nursing and allied health journals, providing full text from many journals indexed in CINAHL.

The content includes:

  • journals articles
  • health care books
  • selected conference proceedings
  • standards of practice
  • audio-visuals
  • book chapters

AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database)

AMED covers 500 relevant journals many not indexed by other biomedical sources as well as;

  • complementary medicine
  • occupational therapy
  • physiotherapy
  • speech and language
  • podiatry
  • rehabilitation
  • palliative care


MEDLINE, produced by the US National Library of Medicine, indexes content from biomedical journals. Content is primarily from English-language sources with links to open access content where available.

Medline covers all aspects of:

  • clinical medicine
  • biomedicine
  • nursing
  • dentistry
  • allied health
  • health policy
  • genetics


SportDiscus covers key areas of sports medicine and related fields and includes:

  • journal articles
  • dissertations and theses
  • books and book chapters
  • conference proceedings

This is not a full text database and the number of concurrent users is limited. When access is denied, please try again later.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

This a collection of eBooks relevant to various aspect of physiotherapy bought by the CSP Library.

Free bibliographic databases

There are also some very good free databases

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