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Welcome to the LibGuide for the School of Allied Health
This page offers you a selection of links to resources for Allied Health which include books, journals. databases, websites and grey literature.
Books for Allied Health can be found on Floor 2 of the new Library Building beginning at shelf mark 610.
Know your sources for your research
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A database is a platform for searching across various information resources such as journal articles, conference reports, books and book chapters.
Key databases for Allied Health are:
AMED (Alternative Medicine)
Clinical Therapies, Medicine: summaries of journal articles.
CINAHLComplete provides full text for more than 1,300 nursing & allied health journals indexed in CINAHL.
Evidence-Based Healthcare, Nursing, Midwifery, Clinical Therapies, Medicine: full text of systematic reviews, summaries of journal articles. (IReL Resource).
EMBASE is a comprehensive bibliographic database that covers the worldwide literature on biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. (IReL Resource)
Scopus is Elsevier's abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 18,000 titles from more than 5,000 publishers, Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences and arts & humanities fields
Grey literature is information which is not formally published in sources such as books or journals.
Conference proceedings and theses are examples.
A selection of useful links for Allied Health are:
Dart-Europe E-theses Portal - open access research output from universities across Europe
Dissertation and Theses - Ireland and United kingdom
Lenus - HSE health research repository
RIAN - National portal research output for the seven universities
ULIR (University of Limerick Institutional Repository) - open access research output of UL faculty and researchers
Websites can be very useful for up to date information and it is important to check if that information is reliable and accurate.
A selection of websites for Allied Health are:
Resources for COVID-19
A selection of websites and resources for COVID-19.
HSE website contains resources and helpful advice for healthcare staff, patients and the public.
HSE Library COVID-19 resources page includes summaries of evidence, clinical guidance and evidence sources.
EBSCO COVID-19 Information Portal consists of resources and updates from CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization).
Collections of e-books
E-books are available from several different sources in the Library, including the Library Search (limit your search to books, using the drop down option beside the search box).. Some other sources are listed below...
Open Online Library
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences. (This is a free resource, you do not need to login off campus to access it).
An online catalogue with links to e-books in various collections. (This is a free resource, you do not need to login from off campus to access it).
Ebook Central offers libraries an affordable, critical mass of over 150,000 multidisciplinary ebooks with unlimited, multi-user access, powerful research tools and DRM-free chapter downloads
Summaries and full text of journal articles. (IReL Resource).