A service to help provide current best evidence for clinical decisions. It conducts searches simultaneously in several evidence-based information services (online evidence-based texts, evidence-based guidelines and pre-appraised journal publications). ACCESSSS also provides email alerts to newly published evidence in the user’s chosen area(s) of training/interest. First-time users should register for an account and select the appropriate University of Otago campus from the dropdown menu.
|AMED (Allied & Complementary Medicine) (Ovid)|
A bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. It covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine.
|BMJ Best Practice|
A clinical decision support tool for health professionals that provides access to the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in a single source. BMJ Best Practice includes differential diagnosis tables, treatment algorithms, videos of common clinical procedures, integrated evidence from Cochrane Clinical Answers, over 250 medical calculators and more.
This database provides indexing for journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.
Full-text access to a large collection of medical and surgical journals, reference works, books, handouts, and medical and procedural videos and images. To access eBook PDFs you will need to register (create a User profile/Personal Account) and log in using those credentials.
|Cochrane Library (Wiley)|
A collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
|Current Contents Connect (Web of Science)|
A multidisciplinary, current awareness database that provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
A clinical reference tool that represents the best available evidence drawn from medical journals and systematic evidence review databases. The content is written by a world-class team of physicians who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis. New information is integrated into existing content daily. Christchurch campus staff and students use the following link: DynaMed Plus. Wellington campus staff and students use the following link: DynaMed Plus.
|Health & Medicine (ProQuest)|
A central access point for searching across the ProQuest health and medicine databases. The collections include health care and biomedical journals as well as evidence-based content, multimedia and dissertations.
|LWW Health Library|
The LWW Health Library platform provides authoritative texts, multimedia resources, and teaching & learning tools for medical education and the health professions. Users have access to texts, cases, self-assessment tools, procedure videos and audio files covering 14 specialist subject collections: Advanced Practice Nursing, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Exercise Science, Medical Education, Occupational Therapy, Oncology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy, Premium Pharmacy, Speech Language Hearing, and Surgery.
An indexing database that covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care.
NCBI Bookshelf is a freely available collection of electronic books, reports, databases, and other scholarly literature in biology, medicine, healthcare and the life sciences.
|PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)|
A free database of randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible.
PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher's website or PubMed Central.
A multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. The database includes more than 5,000 international publishers including Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, and Sage.
|SPORTDiscus with Full Text (EBSCOhost)|
An important source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources.
This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens.
|Web of Science Core Collection|
Provides access to the world's leading citation databases: Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index; Emerging Sources Citation Index; Index Chemicus; Book Citation Index; and, Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers the highest impact journals, including Open Access journals and conference proceedings.
Physiotherapy - additional resources
|Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage)|
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1985.
|Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy|
3D rotational gross anatomy videos featuring real cadaver specimens. The specimens have not been embalmed and therefore retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living body.
|EBM Reviews (Evidence Based Medicine Reviews) (Ovid)|
A database of key evidence-based medicine sources: ACP Journal Club, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Health Technology Assessment, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, National Health Service Economic Evaluation, and Cochrane Methodology Register. EBMR links to Medline citations and abstracts.
Online version of the key textbook Harrison's principles of internal medicine via AccessPharmacy.
|Health and Medicine (Gale OneFile)|
This database integrates articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and health-related multimedia.
|ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I|
A collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present day. Where available, the database includes a 24-page preview. Dissertations published since July 1980 include a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
|Rehabilitation Therapy in Video (Alexander Street)|
A video resource for the study of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology. It includes footage of top clinicians and academics explaining the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations, while demonstrating effective techniques and methods for their treatment.
|Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video (Alexander Street)|
A video collection in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and more.
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.