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Library Resource Guides: Searching databases

What is a database?

A database is a collection of information, mostly journal articles, arranged in individual records which can be searched by a computer.

Some journal databases also include conference papers, reports and other types of information.

This short animation created by RMIT explains library databases from a student's perspective, 2012. Copyright © RMIT

Open Access databases

ANMF databases

Access to articles in the following databases is available onsite at the ANMF Library. Beside each link are short, recently created Basic and Advanced Search YouTube tutorials or podcast produced by the publishers.

Search Trip

Trip (Turning Research into Practice) is a clinical search engine designed to allow users quick and easy access to high-quality evidence based research.

Trip also allows users to search across other content types including images, videos and patient information leaflets.

PubMed build a search


PubMed is an excellent free version of Medline from the National Library of Medicine in the United States.

Click on the link below to access the PubMed 'conduct a search' Tutorial.

Primary Health Care search Filter


The PHC Search has filtered topics making quick & easy access to health care literature from PubMed database.