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Health Science: Databases

This guide provides information and links about resources relevant to Public Health in the ECU Library and other useful external resources

Key Medical and Health databases

Related Databases

Australian databases

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Citation Databases

Database Searching Tips

1. Find Synonyms (alternative keywords):

  • pediatrics OR children
  • teenagers OR adolescents

2. Use Truncation (putting * at the end of a word stem):

  • child* (child, children, childhood, children's)
  • adolesc* (adolescent, adolescence, adolescents) 

4. AND (joins concepts and narrows the search)

  • obesity AND children
  • stress AND (occupation OR job)

5. "...." (inverted commas) use for a phrase

  • "mental health"
  • "health promotion"

PubMed

PubMed database is an internet version of Medline produced by the National Library of Medicine in the United States.

Open access articles are freely available in PubMed. To ensure that you also have access to journal articles available on subscription through ECU Library, link to PubMed via the Library.

PubMed search results will then also include a FindIt link to locate full text articles available via ECU.

What's the Difference Between MEDLINE and PubMed? Fact Sheet explains the additional features of PubMed.

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