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Table 21.3.a: Electronic databases relevant to public health and health promotion

Web sites listed for databases available freely via the internet

Field

Resources

Psychology

PsycINFO/PscyLIT

Biomedical

CINAHL, LILACS (Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature - www.bireme.br/bvs/I/ibd.htm) Web of Science, Medline, EMBASE, CENTRAL, SCOPUS

Sociology

Sociofile, Sociological Abstracts, Social Science Citation Index, Social Policy and Practice.

Education

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), C2-SPECTR (Campbell Collaboration Social, Psychological, Educational and Criminological Trials Register, www.campbellcollaboration.org), REEL (Research Evidence in Education Library, EPPI-Centre, eppi.ioe.ac.uk.)

Transport

NTIS (National Technical Information Service), TRIS (Transport Research Information Service, ntl.bts.gov/tris), IRRD (International Road Research Documentation), TRANSDOC (from ECMT, European Conference of Ministers of Transport)

Physical activity

SportsDiscus

HP/PH

BiblioMap, TRoPHI (Trials Register of Promoting Health Interventions) and DoPHER (Database of Promoting Health Effectiveness Reviews) (EPPI-Centre, eppi.ioe.ac.uk), Public Health Electronic Library (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence,  www.nice.org.uk/guidance)

Database of abstracts of reviews of effectiveness (DARE)

Other

Popline (population health, family planning) db.jhuccp.org/popinform/basic.html, Enviroline (environmental health) – available on Dialog, Toxfile (toxicology) – available on Dialog, Econlit (economics), NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse, www.guideline.gov.)

Qualitative

ESRC Qualitative Data Archival Resource Centre (QUALIDATA, www.qualidata.essex.ac.uk), Database of Interviews on Patient Experience (DIPEX, www.dipex.org)