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If you are looking for just a few references on your topic, try using the search engine: UHN OneSearch.
UHN OneSearch is a search engine that allows you to search across the library's entire collection of resources and the ranks your results by relevancy. Type your query into the search box and click on search. One the search page, use the left side toolbar to narrower down your search further. Please note, that UHN OneSearch should not be used for comprehensive searches. In order to conduct a comprehensive search use the databases below.
Remember that your Information Specialist is available to conduct literature searches or systematic review searches for you. Contact your Information Specialist for more information.
"CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature."
Embase, a biomedical and pharmacological database containing more than 30 million records, includes articles from more than 8,500 journals. It contains bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.
"Emcare, produced by Elsevier, covers all nursing specialties and nursing healthcare professions. Emcare includes international coverage of allied health, education and training, development and management, midwifery, health and healthcare economics, clinical medical and healthcare social work, psychiatry and mental health, and traumatology, emergency and critical-care medicine."
Ovid MEDLINE ® 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. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide. Records start in the early 1800's and go all the way to present with daily updates. Ovid MEDLINE ® is produced by the National Library of Medicine.
ProQuest Nursing Collection offers complete information from leading nursing and related publications. It is designed to meet the needs of researchers at health care facilities, as well as students enrolled in nursing programs at academic institutions. Coverage is from 1988 to the present. Click Find it @ UHN to access full-text articles (if available) and other related supporting resources available from the UHN Libraries.
PsycINFO® provides abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Updated weekly, PsycINFO® provides access to journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations.
PubMed is a free database comprised of more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. PubMed is produced by the National Library of Medicine.
Are you interested in learning more about database searching? Sign up for one of the library's workshops! We have workshops on how to more effectively search in CINAHL, OVID Medline, and PubMed.
What if I Can't Find a Full Text Article?
If you can't find a full-text copy of an article in our collection, UHN Libraries can obtain the article as an interlibrary loan from another library system. Please note, there is a service fee to retrieve copies of articles from other institutions. In order to request a book, fill out and submit this article request form.
Current Awareness Tools
Current awareness tools, otherwise known as "search alerts" or "auto alerts", can help you stay up to date on the latest developments in your field. Your Information Specialist can set up an alert on a specific topic in a database and then you will automatically receive an email at a programmed time (daily, weekly, monthly, etc) with the latest published articles on your topic.
Alternatively, you can also set up electronic Table of Contents or "eToC" for specific journals and have the table of contents of every new journal issue automatically emailed to you. RSS feeds can be set up for specific journals as well.
All of these options are a great way to stay current with the literature in your field. Contact your Information Specialist to learn more or to have an alert set up for you!