Databases

Bibliographic and Citation Databases

 

NAME

TOPIC

ACCESS

PubMed  

Biomedicine (MEDLINE, in-process citations, PMC citations and e-books)

FREE (the access link activates TROVA)

Ovid MEDLINE

Biomedicine (MEDLINE and e-pubs on the Ovid platform)

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine

CINAHL

Nursing and other health care professions (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature). 

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine

ILISI

Italian nursing literature (Index of Italian Literature of Nursing edited by Collegio IPASVI, Rome)

FREE (search functions only available in Italian)

PsycINFO 

Psycho-social aspects of illness and medical practice

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO Department of Psychology/School of Medicine

ISI Web of Science

Bibliographic and citation database (includes Journal Citation Reports, for journals Impact factor)

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for UniTO members

Scopus

Bibliographic and citation database

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for UniTO members

Education Source

Education sciences

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for UniTO members

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Review of tests within psychology, education, business, and leadership

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for UniTO members

Evidence-Based Practice

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

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UpToDate

Clinical decision support resource for point-of-care decisions

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine

The Cochrane Library

A collection of six databases about different types of evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine

PEDro

Physiotherapy Evidence Database

FREE

EvidenceAlerts  

Current best evidence from research provided by DynaMed Plus and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit

FREE (registration required)

TRIP Database

Search engine providing access to selected clinical research evidence

FREE (basic search) / Advanced search upon INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIPTION

NHS Evidence

Search engine for evidence in health and social care: clinical governance documents by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), UK National Health Service

FREE

ClinicalTrials.gov

Registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world, from the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

FREE

Current Controlled Trials: metaRegister of Controlled Trials

Search engine for registers of controlled trials all around the world

FREE

EBN - Evidence Based Nursing

Systematic reviews and Italian translations of reviews of best practice and international guidelines by Centro Studi EBN, Policlinico S. Orsola – Malpighi, Bologna (Italy)

FREE
 

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) 

Complete EBP content set from the JBI, one of the world's leading evidence-based practice organisations to assist nurses and health professionals

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine

SpeechBITE

Search engine for selected studies about evidence-based speech therapy

FREE

Guidelines

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

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NGC - National Guideline Clearinghouse

American and worldwide English-language guidelines.

Database provided by the Health Care Research and Quality,

US Department of Health and Human Services

FREE    

NICE - Guidance

Guidelines provided by the National Institute

for Health and Care Excellence, UK

FREE

SIGN Guidelines

Guidelines provided by

the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, UK

FREE

SNLG - ISS

National and regional guidelines provided

by the Sistema Nazionale Linee Guida,

Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy (Italian)

FREE

CDC Guidelines

Guidelines provided by the Centers

for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA

FREE

CMA Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Guidelines provided by the Canadian Medical Association

FREE

NHMRC Guidelines

Guidelines provided

by the Australian Government National Health

and Medical Research Council

FREE

RNAO Guidelines

Nursing practice guidelines provided

by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Canada

FREE

Pharmacology

 

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DESCRIPTION

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MICROMEDEX  

A suite of evidence-based databases about drugs, drug interactions, toxicology, laboratory analysis, and alternative medicine.

The subscribed MICROMEDEX solution includes: Alternative Medicine - DRUGDEX System - Imprint Codes in Identidex - Interaction Checking - Italian Drug Database - IV Compatibility - MARTINDALE

Access instructions are available at the bottom of this section.

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine and Dept. of Drug Science and Technology

DrugBank   

Open Data Drug & Drug Target Database: detailed drug data (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) with comprehensive drug target information (i.e. sequence, structure and pathway)

FREE

SciFinder

Bibliographic references in chemistry and related sciences, with substances and reactions (Chemical Abstracts + MEDLINE databases

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for members of UniTO School of Medicine

TOXNET

Toxicology Data Network: set of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases provided by the National Library of Medicine

FREE
 

Genetics

 

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DESCRIPTION

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Entrez Databases   

All the life sciences databases provided by NCBI 

FREE

OMIM Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: summary of human genes and genetic phenotypes FREE

OMIA

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals: summary of genes, hereditary traits

and disorders about 135 animal species

FREE

Gene

Information about genes from a range of species

FREE

Patient Information

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

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MedlinePlus Health Information

Up-to-date patient information selected by the National Library of Medicine

FREE
 

Public Health

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

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PubMed Health

Information about disease prevention and treatment, provided by

the National Library of Medicine for health personnel and patients

FREE

WHO

Web portal and databases provided by the World Health Organization

FREE
 

Legislation

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

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Leggi d'Italia

Italian laws, codes, verdicts, and other jurisprudence sources

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for UniTO members

Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana

Official publication of Italian laws. Please note: online issues have no legal value

FREE (issues published in the last 60 days)

Bollettino Ufficiale della Regione Piemonte

Official publication of Piedmont Region acts. Please note: online issues have no legal value

FREE (issues from 2001)

Official Journal of the European Union

Legislation, information, and notices from the European Union

FREE (issues from 1998)

Thesis and Dissertations

 

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DESCRIPTION

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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global with Full Text

Thesis and dissertations in health and medicine, science and technology, social sciences, and other subjects

SUBSCRIBED RESOURCE for UniTO members

Web search engines

 

NAME

DESCRIPTION

ACCESS

Google Scholar

Google web search for scholarly literature citations and full-texts

FREE

Google Books

Google web search for books

FREE