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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.
Online
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.
Online
MEDLINE
1950 to present
Covers journal articles on all aspects of medicine, including dentistry, nursing and veterinary medicine. Online
METADEX
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, ClinicalTrials.gov, DIRLINE, AIDS Meetings, Health Services Research Meetings, Space Life Sciences Meetings, and HSRProj.
This resource is freely available on the Internet.
Online
NTIS
(Available through Engineering Village)
1983 to present
National Technical Information Service. Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTIS Database can be used for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. 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
PASCAL (2001 to present) Multidisciplinary, bibliographic database which provides coverage of core literature in science, technology & medicine with special emphasis on French & European literature. Several national and international research centres contribute.
This resource is only available in British Library Reading Rooms.
Online
Pollution Abstracts
1981 to present
Provides information on scientific research and government policies in a single resource. Topics of growing concern are extensively covered from the standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action in response to global pollution issues. Material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents has been summarized along with information from primary journals in the field. 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

PsycEXTRA
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
PsycINFO
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.
Online
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
Published in association with the Institute for Risk Research at the University of Waterloo. A comprehensive source for interdisciplinary perspectives on identification and alleviation of risk arising from industrial, technological, environmental and other sources, with an emphasis on assessment and management of risk. Includes risk-related concerns from public and environmental health, social issues and psychological aspects. Online