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Library Homepage: Databases

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Bibliographic Databases


Clinical point of care tool. Includes evidence based summaries of medical issues and treatment. Access provided by SVHM IT Department.

Remote access is available via registration at the website. Watch how to register (video)

Clinicians Health Channel

Clinicians Health Channel - provided by the Health Department, Victoria

Includes MIMs, Australian Medicines Handbook, and Therapeutic Guidelines as well as bibliographic databases and journal collections.

Australian Standards

Please note that access to Australian Standards has changed.

Access via the new platform Techstreet is currently available via invitation.

More information is available via the SVHA intranet site (restricted to SVHA staff only)


Summary of key bibliographic health databases

The following diagram shows the type of content, and a rough idea of the overlap, of key databases. It demonstrates the need for multiple databases to be included in a comprehensive literature search, but it does not attempt to be exact or exhaustive. Databases change constantly and there are many layers of duplication.

Database content - broader than you think

Keep in mind that the specialty area of a database is very broad, and it indicates the types of journals indexed rather than the specific content. For example a nursing and allied health database will still include articles on general medicine, psychology and radiology which are published in nursing and allied health journals. Likewise, there are many nursing related topics in Medline and PsycINFO. Medline and Embase cover an extremely wide range of topics.