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Why use Journals and Databases? - the resources on this reading list will help you to understand and conduct research in Health Care.

It is important to scan key journals in your subject area to keep up to date. It's really important in the Healthcare field to find good quality, up to date literature and evidence! This is a useful reading list for getting started on research in Healthcare:

To search the literature in a comprehensive and structured way, you should use the databases that are relevant to your subject. The links on this page are to the most relevant databases for health research.

Each database has a description of the content covered within it: there are specific Health databases, and also multi-disciplinary databases which include health-related content and resources, but have a wider scope for research. There are also links to the databases which include Healthcare Management content and resources.

You can find a selection of videos on getting started with the databases, and more information on how to conduct a systematic and comprehensive search for academic literature, here: 

To move to the relevant sections, click on the links on the left hand side of this page (in blue) which will take you to that section.

Key Health Journal Databases for Allied Health Professions

The journals databases on this page index thousands of journal articles and may also link to the article full text. 

Multidisciplinary Journals Databases with Allied Health Content

These databases index thousands of journal articles and may also link to the full text. They are large databases covering many topics including health research and information.

Healthcare Management Databases

These databases cover Health Management resources and research, which is useful if you are looking at topics around staff development and management within and of the Health Service.

Professional Bodies' Journals and Databases