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Name Brief Description Format
Maternity and Infant Care A bibliographic database containing abstracts to journal articles on topics such as the midwifery profession, pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care, neonatal care, and the first year of an infant's life. Online
MEDICAL REGISTER An up-to-date register of qualified doctors in the UK.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
Medicine eBook collection - Springer A collection of 2,500 eBooks published between 2005 and date covering a range of medical subjects and specialities. Content includes monographs, reference works, encyclopedias and handbooks.
For help with this resource: see staff at the Science Reference Enquiry desk.
1950 to present
Covers journal articles on all aspects of medicine, including dentistry, nursing and veterinary medicine. Online
1966 to present
A comprehensive source for information on metals and alloys: their properties, manufacturing, applications, and development. Online
NLM gateway Allows users to search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, OLDMEDLINE, LOCATORplus, MEDLINEplus,, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
NTRL The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) produced by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) consists of full text US federally funded science and technology research information. Coverage includes reports from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and other government agencies. Online
OXFORD REFERENCE COLLECTION 100 specialist and general reference dictionaries covering a wide range of subjects from social sciences, business and the sciences to language, the arts and history. Online
Polymer Library (RAPRA)
1972 to present
References with abstracts to commercial and technical literature on the rubber, plastics and adhesives industries. Online
ProQuest Illustrata: Natural Sciences
1997 to present
This database indexes tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from scholarly research and technical literature. In most cases, the parent abstract is displayed and links to the full-text documents are provided where available. It has broad subject coverage including most areas in the Natural Sciences

Online resource

1908 to present

Help Sheet
A grey literature database relating to psychology, behavioural sciences, and health. Full-text is available for the majority of records (approximately 70% and growing), in addition to a complete abstract record. Coverage consists primarily of material written for professionals but disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Online
1887 to present

Help Sheet
Includes citations and summaries of journal articles and book chapters in psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Approximately 50000 references spanning journals from 1887 and books from 1987. Online
PubMed A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. It includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
Reaxys Web-based chemistry database that offers extensive coverage of organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry information. Based on the combined content of CrossFire Beilstein, CrossFire Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry Databases. Online
Risk Abstracts
1990 to present
Risk Abstracts can be searched as part of Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management. Provides a comprehensive source for interdisciplinary perspectives in this evolving field. Published in association with the Institute for Risk Research at the University of Waterloo, Risk Abstracts encompasses risk arising from industrial, technological, environmental, and other sources, with an emphasis on assessment and management of risk. The journal includes occasional articles on topics of significant interest. The broad, multidisciplinary coverage of risk-related concerns ranges from public and environmental health to social issues and psychological aspects. Professionals involved in risk research studies, environmental science, engineering and design, or any type of industry will find in Risk Abstracts essential information that can help them identify, measure, evaluate, and manage risks of all kinds. Online