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The Alliance (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) - National third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations in Scotland

Autism Data: free database from the National Autistic Society

BioMed Central: full text access to peer-reviewed biomedical journals

BMJ Journals: high-quality content for researchers, clinicians and healthcare professionals

British Journal of Mental Health Nursing: full-text access to mental health-related articles

CINAHL: access to over 3,000 health, nursing & midwifery related journals

Cochrane Library: reviews of clinical interventions and evidence based care

GALE InfoTrac Newsstand - full-text newspaper resource that provides access to more than 2,300 major world newspapers, and includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. 

Health Source (Nursing Academic Edition): full text access to 500+ nursing journals

IRISS - Charitable company that promotes positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland's social services 

Knowledge Network: health & social care search engine from NHS Education for Scotland

MEDLINE: comprehensive medical citation database that provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and may also provide full text links to other databases

NHS Evidence Specialist Collections: evidence resource from the NHS

NHS inform: Scotland's health information service, including mental health, bereavement and palliative care

OVID: journal articles and books on a wide range of health and nursing topics

PsycARTICLES: index of journal articles on mental health, psychiatry and psychology, and may also provide full text links to other databases

PsycBOOKS: covering psychology & psychiatry texts from the American Psychological Association

Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection: the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals

ScienceDirect: full-text journals and e-books on a range of subjects (free registration may be required)

Social Care Online: UK’s largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work

SocINDEX: full-text social sciences resources

Statista: a wide variety of statistics, industry data and analysis from the UK, Europe and around the world. Enhance your presentations with the downloadable tables, charts and infographics

Web of Science: scientific journal article and e-book citation indexing service that also provides full text links to other databases

Wiley Online Library: full-text articles covering science, social science and the humanities

UK Data Service: UK survey data including census data between 1971-2011

UK Network of Sex Work Projects: UWS collection covering the health, safety, civil and human rights of sex workers

Understanding Health Research: a tool for making sense of health studies.

Last updated: 09/04/2018