Bibliographic databases

You can access our subscribed online databases separately if you wish. These include: AMED, CINAHL, CINAHL Plus with Full Text, MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus, Trip Pro, and eBooks platforms (EBSCOhost and ProQuest). There is also our Evidence and Knowledge Search.


Subscribed databases

CSP's eLibrary, Knowledge and Archive Services offers several subscribed databases

Using the databases separately lets you make use of the database specific functionality. 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 National Library of Medicine controlled vocabulary thesaurus used for indexing articles for PubMed.

    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

    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


    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. This is not a full text database.

    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.

    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. It has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into one of 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 provide members access to search across other content types including images, audio, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

    Watch these introductory videos about how to use Trip.

    Access Trip Pro

    eBook Collections (EBSCOhost and ProQuest)

    These eBook collections cover many different aspects of physiotherapy and are bought by the CSP eLKAS.

    Access to EBSCOhost and ProQuest ebook collections can be done via Evidence and Knowledge Search.

    Free bibliographic databases

    There are also some very good free online databases you can access.

    Your feedback

    We would like to hear from you, your feedback, comments and suggestions about the collections and online eResources. 


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