Health Sciences

Health Sciences librarians and support staff are here to connect you with health and biomedical information. We support your research and learning with: consultations, course-embedded instruction, tailored subject guides, and expert searches. Queen’s University Library’s health sciences resources are found online and at the Bracken Health Sciences Library, located on the main and lower levels of Botterell Hall.

Popular Databases

  • APA PsycInfo: psychological, social, behavioral literature
  • CINAHL: nursing, rehabilitation, & allied health
  • Embase: biomedicine & pharmacology
  • PubMed: biomedicine & allied health
  • MEDLINE: same content as PubMed, but facilitates focused searches
  • Google Scholar: results link to Queen's Library content

Popular Links

CINAHL and Pre-CINAHL

Publication coverage: 1981 - very recent articles

CINAHL plus Pre-CINAHL indexes close to 3,000 English-language journals covering: nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines (e.g. respiratory technology, x-ray technology, etc.).

EMBASE

Publication coverage: 1947 - present

Embase (Excerpta Medica Database) is a biomedical and pharmacological database produced by Elsevier B.V., containing more than 30 million records including articles from more than 8,500 journals published world-wide. It contains bibliographic records with citations, abstracts and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, and is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research, pharmacology and toxicology.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS)

Publication coverage: 2001 to present

A fully searchable, working editorial site of articles by scientists and scientific historians in the fields of biochemistry and physiology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, microbiology and virology, plant science, structural biology, and science and society.

MEDLINE

Publication coverage: Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present

Ovid MEDLINE ® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide.

PubMed

Publication coverage: 1946 –

PubMed includes over 26 million citations for biomedical articles back to 1946. PubMed also includes links to sites providing full text articles and related resources. Mobile access is available for PubMed.

Springer Protocols

Publication coverage: 1980 to 2016

Springer Protocols is an online database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the biomedical and life sciences.

Web of Science

Publication coverage: Science Citation Index: 1900 - present ; Social Sciences Citation Index: 1956 - present ; Arts and Humanities: 1975 - present

A large, multidisciplinary database, Web of Science provides access to bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references from scholarly journals and conference proceedings. A cited reference search enables you to find articles that cite a previously published work.
Student presenting at Inquiry@Queens
15th Annual I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference

The 15th Annual I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference will be held virtually on March 11 and 12, 2021.

Stauffer Library in the snow
Library services from January 4 to 25

To comply with provincial orders, study space will not be available when we return from the holiday break on January 4. We expect seats will not be available until January 25.