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Journal articles

Start with these databases

MEDLINE is an important database for all areas in the health sciences. At Bond you can search MEDLINE via PubMed or Ovid. You should definitely search either PubMed or Ovid (you only need to search one or the other).

Additional databases

A-Z list of electronic resources

There are many more specialised databases available, eg. PsycInfo for psychology, ERIC for education etc. For the full list of databases/electronic resources available, visit the Electronic Resources A-Z list.

Browse the A-Z list

You might also find the other Library Research Guides helpful for suggesting databases in other fields of study. Your faculty librarian can also help you choose databases to search.

Full text access

Use the database links from the Library's guides or Library Search to streamline authenticated access to full-text content. If you find an article online without the full text, type the title of the article in Library Search (or in the box on the Library's homepage):

  • If the article is available, click the 'available online' link to access the full text.
  • If the article details appear but the full text of the article is not available, request the article with the 'get it for me' link. Bond Library will request the article from another library for you. Digital copies usually are supplied within 24 hours.
  • If you aren't able to request the article through Library Search, place the request via the blank request form.


LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that checks the Library's subscriptions for full-text access to articles, as you browse the web. It works with websites such as Wikipedia, Google Scholar and PubMed.

This extension can save you time by bypassing the need to check Library Search for full-text articles. 


To find out if a particular journal is peer-reviewed, use the UlrichsWeb database.

Search for the journal by title or ISSN. If the journal is peer-reviewed, a small 'referee' symbol  will be listed against the journal, e.g.:

Chemistry database - SciFinder

SciFinder is the ‘world’s largest and most reliable source of chemistry and related scientific information.

SciFinder lets you find chemistry journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, books, and theses.

A key feature of SciFinder is the ability to search by chemical structure and find reactions, synthesis information, papers and more. SciFinder provides excellent training materials.

For access to SciFinder please contact an HSM faculty librarian to request the registration link. Once you have registered, access SciFinder at

Biomedical sciences