Box 6.2.b: Examples of subject-specific electronic bibliographic databases 

Biology and pharmacology

·         Biological Abstracts / BIOSIS Previews:

o        biosis.org/

·         Derwent Drug File:

o        scientific.thomson.com/support/products/drugfile/

·         International Pharmaceutical Abstracts:

o        scientific.thomson.com/products/ipa/

Health promotion

·         BiblioMap - EPPI-Centre database of health promotion research (free on the internet):

o        eppi.ioe.ac.uk/webdatabases/Intro.aspx?ID=7

·         Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews (DoPHER) (free on the internet):

o        eppi.ioe.ac.uk/webdatabases/Intro.aspx?ID=2

International health

·         Global Health:

o        www.cabi.org/datapage.asp?iDocID=169

·         POPLINE (reproductive health) (free on the internet):

o        db.jhuccp.org/ics-wpd/popweb/ 

Nursing and allied health

·         Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED):

o        www.bl.uk/collections/health/amed.html

·         British Nursing Index (BNI):

o        www.bniplus.co.uk/

·         Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL):

o        www.cinahl.com/

·         EMCare:

o        www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bibliographicdatabasedescription.cws_home/708272/description

·         MANTIS (osteopathy and chiropractic):

o        www.healthindex.com/

·         OTseeker (systematic reviews and appraised randomized trials in occupational therapy) (free on the internet):

o        www.otseeker.com/

·         Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) (systematic reviews and appraised randomized trials in physiotherapy) (free on the internet):

o        www.pedro.fhs.usyd.edu.au/

Social and community health and welfare

·         AgeLine (free on the internet):

o        www.aarp.org/research/ageline/

·         Childdata:

o        www.childdata.org.uk/

·         CommunityWISE:

o        www.oxmill.com/communitywise/

·         Social Care Online (free on the internet):

o        www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/

·         Social Services Abstracts:

o        www.csa.com/factsheets/ssa-set-c.php 

Social science, education, psychology and psychiatry

·         Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA):

o        www.csa.com/factsheets/assia-set-c.php

·         Campbell Collaboration’s Social, Psychological, Educational and Criminological Trials Register (C2-SPECTR) (free on the internet):

o        geb9101.gse.upenn.edu/

·         Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) (free on the internet)

o        www.eric.ed.gov/

·         PsycINFO:

o        www.apa.org/psycinfo/

·         Social Policy and Practice (evidence-based social science research):

o        www.ovid.com/site/catalog/DataBase/1859.pdf

·         Sociological Abstracts:

o        www.csa.com/factsheets/socioabs-set-c.php