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Nursing & Midwifery: Databases

Library Guide for Nursing & Midwifery

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Databases Explained

Databases are collections of resources such as journal articles and conference papers, and also sometimes book chapters and reports. If you are doing a literature search or systematic review they are a key resource to use.


Nursing & Midwifery Databases

Some of the most frequently used databases for Nursing and Midwifery are highlighted here. Online tutorials on how to get the most from these databases are also available.

What's the difference between PubMed, Medline and Embase?

To view more databases related to Nursing & Midwifery just click on this link

How to Access Databases

It's very simple. You can access any of the Library's databases just by searching the Library Catalogue. Simply enter the name of the database in the search box and click on the database link in the search results. Remember to log in for full access.  

When you are searching a database, you can access content by searching under:

  • subject heading or keyword
  • title
  • author
  • journal name

Getting to the full-text

All databases will provide you with citations of articles relevant to your search, i.e. author name, article title, journal title, year, volume and page numbers. Many will also provide you with an abstract or short summary of the article, to help you ascertain how relevant it is going to be.

If the full-text is not immediately available you may see an SFX symbol 

 Simply click on the SFX icon and choose the relevant option from the menu that appears.