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Education in the health sciences

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Finding literature

Bibliographic databases - Education

These databases focus on Education generally (with the exception of MedEd Central). When searching, be sure to include concepts relating to medicine, or the health sciences, unless you are interested in the broader literature.

Bibliographic databases - Health

These bibliographic databases should be searched using terms representing educational programs, groups of students (e.g., undergraduate, nursing), and/or the educational intervention or topic of interest (e.g., portfolio assessment, academic integrity).

  • PubMed
  • Ovid MEDLINE (1950-)
  • CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)
  • EMBASE - The complementary database to MEDLINE. EMBASE includes references to additional research published in European and Asian countries.
  • PsycINFO (1987-) - Psychological, behavioral and emotional impact of disease; complements MEDLINE / PubMed for mental health. See also PsycINFO (1807-)

Expert search strategies in PubMed (MEDLINE)

  • Teaching and learning by the health professional - These are pre-constructed search strategies on selected topics in medical education designed by librarians at the University of Toronto. They are a good way to begin a search in a new area, or to keep current on a given topic of interest.

Journals in health education

Article series

Learning object repositories

Curricula, cases and continuing education tools

Health education organizations

The contents of this guide are selective and by no means represent all the resources available on the topic of education in the health sciences. If you have questions about a specific resource's quality or scope, or if you have suggestions for additions to the guide, please contact the liaison librarian.


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