Collection spotlight: New Health Sciences databases

A collection spotlight

We’re in the process of adding new resources to support the upcoming Health Sciences courses due to begin in September 2017.  The databases below are available now.


This alternative medicine database is designed for physicians, therapists, medical researchers and clinicians looking to learn more about alternative treatments.

Many of the journals included in AMED are not indexed by other biomedical sources. The content provided in AMED is produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library, which provides a renowned collection of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information. The scope of coverage within this resource is mainly European and is updated with new content on a monthly basis.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

This database is the premier source of literature for sports and sports medicine journals, providing full-text content from many well-known and respected sources. It is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health and sport studies.

This authoritative database contains full text for many of the most used journals in the SPORTDiscus index with no embargo. Of those, more than 500 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection. With full-text coverage dating back to 1930, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports and sports medicine literature.



Trial of Medical Imaging in Video until 10th May 2015

We have set up a trial from Alexander Street Press to evaluate ‘Medical Imaging in Video’ until  10th May 2015.  You can access this resource heremedimaging

Medical Imaging in Video gives students and practitioners a clear, direct way to observe highly technical imaging procedures before practicing them in a clinical setting. Available for the first time in one comprehensive online interface, this resource of training videos covers key topics in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Key areas of focus include radiography and sonography, radiation therapy, equipment, patient communication, and more. Content comes from the foremost accredited content partners in the field, including Gulfcoast Ultrasound, Lightbox Radiology Technology, and Blue Chip LLC, which ensures all materials are reliable, authoritative, and designed for applied learning.

Please have a look, and if you want to, feedback to Peter Ebrey your Collection Management librarian about whether this resource should be purchased or not.

New resource: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection (HSTalks)

hst The University now has access to ‘The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection’ from HST Talks.

This collection of specially prepared animated audio visual presentations with synchronized narration is regularly updated and growing with over 1,500 talks.

Topics covered include:

Anatomy,Applied Biological Sciences,Biochemistry,Biomedical Science, Dentistry,Epidemiology,Genetics,Health Sciences,Human Biology,Immunology,Medicine,Microbiology,Molecular Biology, Neuroscience,Nursing,Nutrition,Ophthalmology/Optometry,Pathology,Pharmacy
Pharmacology,Physiology,Psychology,Public Health.

For more information on this resource  please contact Peter Ebrey, Liaison Librarian Collection Management.

Trial of Henry Stewart Talks – Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

We have taken out a three month trial of Henry Stewart Talks Online Collections who provide access to “over 2,000 online seminars by leading world experts, covering biomedicine, life sciences, management, marketing, finance and many more topics.”


Please click on the above link to access (on-campus).

If you have any feedback concerning this trial please send your comments to Peter Ebrey, Liaison Librarian, Collection Management.