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Nursing and Allied Health: Journals & Databases

Guide to NUS Libraries' Resources for Nursing


  • Embase
    Embase is a crucial resource for discovering biomedical evidence within published, peer-reviewed literature, in-press publications and conference abstracts. Full-text indexing of drug, disease and medical device data — supported by Emtree — helps retrieve precise answers to search queries. Especially useful for Systematic Reviews.


A library of 7 databases providing information on effectiveness of health care interventions (prevention, treament or rehabilitation) to enable physicians, patients and health care service providers to make evidence-based decisions. Updated monthly. The main database is Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane reviews). Each Cochrane review is a full-text systematic review of existing primary research to establish whether or not there is conclusive evidence about the effectiveness of an intervention. (A review in progress is called "protocol" in the database). For information on effectiveness of healthcare interventions, it is advisable to search in The Cochrane Library before searching in PubMed.