Collection Spotlight: HS Talks – Biomedical and Life Science Lectures

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Great News!

We have now subscribed to HSTalks – Biomedical and Life Science Lectures.

This resource is useful for students and researchers, providing access to lectures on health related content  by leading experts from around the globe. New lectures are added each month and the content is regularly reviewed and updated.

HS Talks


To access this resource log into iCity, look for the red library tile, select Links then Find Resources then A-Z of Resources.


Collection Spotlight: Nutrition and Food Sciences Database

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We’ve just added a fab new resource to support our new Life Sciences courses.

Nutrition and Food Sciences Database gathers together research, reviews and news on nutrition and the food sciences in an easily searchable database. It covers the whole food chain from the raw ingredients to the physiological and health effects of nutrients. Key subject areas include public health, clinical nutrition, nutrition physiology, food safety, food security, consumer behaviour, food science and technology and food product groups such as functional foods.


You can access this database by logging into iCity, then selecting the A-Z of Resources and finding the database on the alphabetical list.


Collection Spotlight: Springer journals

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Good news! We have a new addition to our vast journal collection. SpringerLink offers 5,950,000 Springer journal articles across a range of subjects, from medicine and life sciences to computing and engineering.

You can access this collection via our iCity Find Resources page, following the link to A-Z of Resources and then selecting ‘Springer Compact’. You will also find Springer journals in your Summon search results.

The Springer interface is extremely user-friendly. You can perform a search, or browse by discipline/subdiscipline/language. All the information you need to complete a full citation is there, plus additional links to topic pages.


Why not explore this database and see what’s available?





Collection spotlight: New Health Sciences databases

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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.