Literature Searching

Databases for Literature Searching

This page provides a filtered list of library databases for literature searching.

Scroll down for databases of peer reviewed literature, reference management software, and more.

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Cochrane Library (CENTRAL)

  • Collection of Cochrane databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence including reviews and RCTs.
  • Cochrane Library user guide


  • A web-based tool used for screening references and data extraction. Ask us to set up an account for you.
  • Covidence user guide



  • A comprehensive biomedical and pharmacological database of peer reviewed literature on the Ovid platform
  • Embase user guide


  • Premium nursing and allied health database and search tool, ideal for practice, research, or education.
  • Emcare user guide


  • Employees can access Endnote on PCs in the Library.
  • To get a licence for Endnote, manager approval is required and the process completed in the IT Online Shop.
  • Endnote user guide

LibKey Nomad



  • An extensive database of peer-reviewed literature provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  • Medline user guide


NeuroBite (formerly: PsychBite)

  • A database relating to psychological problems and issues due to acquired brain impairment (ABI).

OTseeker (Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Medicine)

  • Occupational therapy database with abstracts of systematic reviews, RCTs and occupational therapy interventions. For search guidance click here.

Ovid Nursing Full Text

  • Full text and abstracts of nursing related journals and books.

PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)

  • Physiotherapy evidence based database for RCTs, systematic reviews and guidelines. For search help click here.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health 

PsycINFO (APA PsycInfo)

  • Database of peer reviewed literature in the psychological, social, behavioural and health sciences.
  • PsycINFO user guide

PubMed (PubMed MEDLINE)

  • Freely available database from the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  • PubMed user guide



  • Database of studies across the scope of speech pathology practice.


TRIP (Turning Research and Practice, Trip Medical Database)

  • A database that aggregates international clinical guidelines and evidence based synopses.

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