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CCDHB = Capital & Coast District Health Board

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UOW staff and students: To use the library databases off campus or on the student desktop, you need to authenticate using the UOW login.
CCDHB staff: Do not use the off campus log-in button. You will be authenticated once you are in Citrix.

To access the Library's databases from home, or anywhere off-campus refer to the off-campus access page.

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AccessPharmacy - (UOW access only) An online curricular resource designed for pharmacy education. Users may select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, and search across leading pharmacy online references. Among the titles are Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach, 8e; Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient-Focused Approach, 8e; Goodman & Gilmans The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e; Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine, 18e.

AMED - A bibliographic database (Allied and Complementary Medicine) 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.

Anatomy and Physiology Online - (UOW access only) by Primal Pictures. Interactive anatomy education suite. Includes 20 comprehensive modules on the human body encompassing Primal's award winning 3D anatomy and new integrated physiology content. Choose the Anatomy and Physiology tab to the left of screen.

Anatomy TV - (UOW access only) To access use IE, Safari or Firefox. An online anatomy resource, including three dimensional models of the human body.

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BMJ Best Practice - (UOW access only) 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.

Bridget Williams Books New Zealand History Collection - (UOW access only) This ebook collection provides an authoritative home for Treaty scholarship online, with more books to be added over time.

British Pharmacopoeia - (UOW access only) The official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances. Includes BP (Veterinary) and British Approved Names.

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The Campbell Library - The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare.

CINAHL (via Ebsco) - CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.
See the Searching CINAHL guide for recommendations on searching this database.

ClinicalKey - provides comprehensive access to entire the Elsevier medical and surgical library of content: over 1000 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos and millions of images.

ClinicalKey for Nursing (CKN) - (CCDHB access only) enables nurses in your organisation to find clinical answers faster and make evidence-based point-of-care decisions. It combines in-depth nursing content with Smart Search technology, making critical answers more discoverable. CKN provides access to Elsevier’s nursing portfolio of content—the latest books, journals, multimedia and more. Content within CKN is indexed daily and can easily meet the information needs across your organisation’s nursing specialties. CKN is backed by Elsevier, one of the most trusted sources in healthcare information delivery and is the world’s leading provider of evidence-based, peer-reviewed health and science content.

Cochrane Library - A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs).

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Drug Information Portal from NLM links the various freely accessible drugs / medicines databases in its collection in a single metasearch interface, e.g.  LactMed for safety of the drug in pregnancy / breastfeeding,  HSDB and TOXLINE for reactions / interactions.

DynaMed - (UOW access only) 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.

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e-Anatomy - (UOW access only) An atlas of human anatomy: cross-sectional anatomy, gross anatomy and radiological anatomy.

Ebook Central - contains nearly 400 ebook titles for downloading or reading online.

All EBSCO Databases - (UOW access only) includes Academic Search Complete, Australia/NZ Reference Centre, Business Source Complete, CINAHL, Communication and Mass Media Complete, Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, EconLit, Education Research Complete, Health Business Elite, Health Source Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Historical Abstracts, Hospitality and Tourism Complete, Newspaper Source Plus, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Regional Business News, Religion and Philosophy Collection, The Serials Directory, SPORTDiscus with Full Text.

EMBASE - Excerpta Medica database (EMBASE) produced by Elsevier, is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 3,500 international journals.
See the Searching Ovid: Embase guide for recommendations on searching this database.

EPIC Suite: Gale Databases - (UOW access only) A general knowledge database that includes diverse resource centres and includes the Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module.

Evidence Alerts - DynaMed and McMaster University's Health Information Research Unit are collaborating to provide you with access to current best evidence from research, tailored to your own health care interests, to support evidence-based clinical decisions.

Evidence Search (NICE) - Provides access to authoritative evidence in health, social care and public health. Includes guidance, systematic reviews, evidence summaries and patient information.

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Factiva - (UOW access only) provides access to a wide range of global and NZ news and business information content from more than 35,000 sources, from 200 countries in 26 languages.

Firstsearch - (UOW access only) the OCLC FirstSearch service, connecting you to information in a wide range of subjects in 12 databases.

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Google Scholar - provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Article Link will provide links to library databases and full-text of many articles. 

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The Hub - A one-stop-shop for New Zealand social science government research related to education, health and wellbeing, crime and justice, families, children and young people. Search by your own keyword or browse their topics.

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InCites Essential Science Indicators - (UOW access only - access requires login via ezproxy)
A comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Scientific databases. Essential Science Indicators analyses the research performance of institutions, companies, nations, and journals; identifies significant trends in the sciences and social sciences; ranks top countries, journals, scientists, papers, and institutions by field of research; and determines research output and impact in specific fields of research.

InCites: Journal Citation Reports - (UOW access only - access requires login via ezproxy)
Provides information on journal impact factors through quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling articles' cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Informit Health Collection - (UOW access only) Developed in response to the growing demand for Australasian health information, this Collection provides cover-to-cover full text access to core content from the region. Content includes research articles, reports and case studies of practical support to anyone studying or working in therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative health roles. Many titles included in the Collection are unavailable elsewhere online, including journals dedicated to specialist and current topics of interest such as ageing and age care, child health and  breastfeeding, indigenous health issues, mental health and rehabilitation.

INNZ - An index with abstracts from selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and approximately 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific.

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Journal Citation Reports - (UOW access only) is a research tool that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data. You can use JCR to work out the best journal(s) to publish in. You can find the impact factor for individual titles or find the top journals in specific specialties.

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King's Fund - The King's Fund library database contains references to journal articles and government reports covering policy and management of health and social care services in the United Kingdom.

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LWW Health Library - (UOW access only) 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.

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MEDLINE - the United States National Library of Medicine's (NLM®) premier bibliographic database providing information from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health and pre-clinical sciences. MEDLINE is the primary source of global information from international literature on biomedicine.
See the Searching Ovid: Medline guide for recommendations on searching this database.

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NZ Formulary - provides clinically validates medicines information and guidance on best practice.  Includes NZ children's Formulary.

NZ Nursing Research - A freely available database with published and unpublished research concerned with the practice of nursing, nursing education, nursing policy or nursing management undertaken by NZ nurses from January 1999.

NZ Research - A gateway to the open-access publicly funded research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand. Includes theses, books, conference papers, articles, working papers and discussion documents. Formerly known as KRIS (Kiwi Research Information Service).

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OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) - A freely available database from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), offering a searchable catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Links are also made available to PubMed and additional related resources at NCBI and elsewhere.

Otago Databases - (UOW access only) provides access to databases via the University of Otago.

Otago University Research (OUR) Archive - A repository of research conducted at Otago University. This includes both work published by staff and Masters and PhD Theses.

OTseeker - (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence) A database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.

Ovid Databases - Collection of databases including AMED, EMBASE, MEDLINE and PsycINFO. Further information is available on the OVID Database Help Page

Ovid Nursing Database - includes full-text contents from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins publisher combined with the Nursing subset of MEDLINE. It covers clinical, theoretical and management literature from 1946 to present. 
See the Searching Ovid: Nursing Database guide for recommendations on searching this database.

Oxford Reference Online - (UOW access only) a collection of full-text dictionaries and encyclopaedias.

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PEDro : Physiotherapy Evidence Database - developed to give physiotherapists and others rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews in physiotherapy.

ProQuest - (UOW access only) Provides access to a large range of databases, many full-text, including Health and Medical Complete.

ProQuest Ebook Central – contains nearly 400 ebook titles for downloading or reading online.

PsycINFO - A bibliographic database that provides citations with abstracts to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences.
See the Searching Ovid: PsycINFO guide for recommendations on searching this database.

PsycBOOKS - A full-text database of books and chapters from the American Psychological Association (APA). Updated monthly, as of April 2009, PsycBooks features over 1,702 books and more than 26,000 chapters: 768 APA books, including 100 out-of-print books with copyright dates
from 1950 - 2002; 934 classic, archival resources in psychology; and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

PubMed - provides service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s . Access to PubMed is free and unrestricted.

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REHABDATA - produced by the National Rehabilitation Information Center. This database contains approximately 69,000 abstracts of books, reports, articles, and audiovisual materials relating to disability and rehabilitation research. Each abstract includes bibliographic information, a 250-word abstract, and, when appropriate, information regarding the project that produced the document. The index spans research from 1956 to the present.

Rehabilitation Therapy in Video - (UOW access only) 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. Indexed to allow users to search and filter content by patient details, therapist specialisation, treatment method, presenting problem, and more.

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ScienceDirect - provides access to full-text of Elsevier journals on a current subscription to the University of Otago Library.

Scopus - (UOW access only) covers 25 million abstracts from over 14,000 titles across 4,000 publishers. It also offers powerful and innovative searching and browsing tools. Designed to be as easy to use as PubMed or Google, Scopus is integrated with Scirus web search to cover the scientific web.
See the Searching Scopus guide for recommendations on searching this database.

The Serials Directory - (UOW access only) provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. Check if a serial is peer reviewed and where it is indexed.

Social care online - Covers all aspects of social work and social care, particularly in the UK. It includes UK grey literature, books, text books and journal articles. Free registration to use the advanced search.

SpeechBITE - an Australian database of intervention studies covering communication and speech disorders and speech language therapy.

SPORTDiscus (via Ebsco) - (UOW access only) provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video - (UOW access only) 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.

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Te Puna - Provides access to WorldCat Discovery, searching for items held in New Zealand libraries and beyond.

Treaty of Waitangi - This website provides a range of features about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day including full-text of the Treaty of Waitangi in English and Māori.

TRID - A newly integrated database that combines the records from the Transportation Research Board's (TRB) Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.

TRIP - A free web resource that pulls together the best available evidence from the web to enable health professionals find answers to clinical questions. Content is drawn from evidence-based sources of systematic reviews, practice guidelines, and critically appraised topics and articles. TRIP also searches Medline's Clinical Queries, medical image databases, e-textbooks, and patient information leaflets. 

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UpToDate - (CCDHB access only) Medical topic reviews that are specifically designed to answer the clinical questions that arise in daily practice. The published evidence is summarized and specific recommendations made for patient care. Physician editors and authors review and update content on a continuous basis and a new, peer-reviewed version is issued every four months.

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Web of Science - (UOW access only) provides access to the Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes. Also includes access to Current Contents Connect.

Westlaw NZ - Access to legislation, case law and commentary on a wide range of legal topics.

Wiley InterScience - provides access to 330 titles from a broad range of subjects, with 99 in the "Life and Medical Sciences.

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The Wellington Medical Library's databases page is no longer at this address.
We now have two disctinct database pages; one for University of Otago staff and students, and the other for CCDHB staff.

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