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This is a guide to general medicine resources for USYD students, staff, and researchers
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Key Databases

Key databases

  • Medline via OvidSP (1946 - present)  
    MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine´s premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the preclinical sciences, health administration, and the health care system
  • Embase via OvidSP (1974 - present)
    A major pharmacological, biomedical and drug information database. The European equivalent of Medline.
  • All EBM Reviews: Cochrane DSR, ACP Journal Club, DARE, CCTR, CLEED, CLCMR, & CLHTA via OvidSP  
    This mutifile database allows you to search simultaneously the seven Evidence Based Medicine Reviews databases including Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; ACP Journal Club; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)
  • Scopus  
    Scopus is a large multidisciplinary database covering published material in the humanities and sciences. It also provides citation analysis of authors and subject areas.
  • Web of Science  
    Contains Science Citation Index Expanded 1945-, Social Sciences Citation Index 1956-, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index from 1975. It allows the identification of key articles in a discipline and to search by cited reference, that is to trace reference
  • PubMed
    The National Library of Medicine's free online public access to Medline. See also Medline (OvidSP)
  • See Full list of Health and Medical Databases

Off-campus access and Help

About off-campus access to eResources

Troubleshooting off-campus access

Help is only a phone call away, or use the Ask a Librarian service to ask a question or arrange a research appointment.

Are you working in a teaching hospital, or a research centre affiliated with the University. See ALL contacts for Clinical Schools and Research Centres.


Academic Liaison Librarians

Bernie Carr (Medical Program)

Phillippa Bourke (Public Health)

Lorraine Evison (Medical Sciences)

Faculty Teams Workroom, Level 2, Fisher North
F03 - Fisher Library
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

we can offer advice on:

  • Which databases to use
  • Expert help with your search strategy
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