Bibliographic databases

Our subscribed online databases include: AMED, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus, and Trip Pro. You can also access our eBooks platforms (EBSCOhost and ProQuest). Content of these databases can be searched via our WorldCat Discovery.

Using the databases separately allows you make use of the database specific functionality. Many databases feature a subject specific term (thesaurus) that relates to content on those databases. E.g. MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) is the National Library of Medicine controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed and MEDLINE.


    • Acess AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) 
    • This database covers 500 relevant journals (many not indexed by other biomedical sources) as well as complementary medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language, podiatry, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

    CINAHL Plus with Full Tex

    • Access CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    • This database is a collection of nursing and allied health journals, providing full text from many journals indexed in CINAHL.
    • The content includes journal articles, healthcare books and book chapters, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, and audio-visuals.
    • This video introduces advanced searching on CINAHL:



    • Access MEDLINE
    • This database is produced by the US National Library of Medicine, indexes content from biomedical journals.
    • This is not a full text database.
    • It covers aspects of clinical medicine, biomedicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health, health policy, and genetics.


    • Access SPORTDiscus
    • This database covers key areas of sports medicine and related fields and includes journal articles, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, books and book chapters.
    • This is not a full text database and the number of concurrent users is limited. When access is denied, please try again later.

    Trip Pro

    • Access Trip 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. Their motto is ‘Find evidence fast’. 

    •  Watch this video or further introductory videos about how to use the Trip database:

    eBook collections (EBSCOhost and ProQuest)

    • These eBook collections cover many different aspects of physiotherapy and are bought by the CSP eLKAS.
    • You can access our EBSCOhost and ProQuest ebook collections via WorldCat Discovery.

    Free bibliographic databases

    There are also some useful free online databases you can access.

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    We would like to hear from you. Your feedback, comments and suggestions about the collections and online eResources is important to us, email the library team.

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