Research guide to health science resources
Be efficient in your research and use the various databases, reference works and additional literature in the field of health and medicine.
We recommend that you search the databases in order to research and review up-to-date and discipline-specific content on a topic. They mostly contain references to resources as well as full text articles from journals. Depending on the database, additional types of publications such as conference reports, book chapters, pictures, videos and much more are included.
The table below provides an overview of the databases in the area of health and medicine. Please note that databases marked with an asterisk (*) require special access information. You will find more information in the details of each database.
|AMED - Allied and Complementary Medicine Database*||nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy||references|
|CareLit||nursing, health professions||references, some full texts|
|CINAHL Complete||midwifery, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, public health||references, some full texts|
|Cochrane Library||clinical medicine||references, some full texts, systematic reviews|
|Emcare||midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health||references|
|LIVIVO||clinical medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health||references|
|MEDLINE||clinical medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health||references, some full texts|
|OTseeker||occupational therapy||references, systematic reviews|
|Physitrack*||physiotherapy||videos, full texts|
|PubMed||clinical medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, public health||references, some full texts|
* Requires access information. You will find more information in the details of each database.
Open access portals
Search for scientific publications that are worldwide freely available, also known as open access publications.
Reference works are the ideal starting point for your research. In addition to defining concepts, they help you to gain an overview of a topic, narrow down a topic and find key concepts for future work.
All electronic reference works can be found and searched in ZHAW swisscovery. The selection of titles below provides you with a quick introduction to your specialist area. General reference works can also be found with the monolingual (in German) and multilingual dictionaries (in German).
|A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy||There are further reference works from Oxford on the topic of medicine and health.|
|A Dictionary of Nursing||There are further reference works from Oxford on the topic of medicine and health.|
A Dictionary of Public Health
||There are further reference works from Oxford on the topic of medicine and health.|
|Encyclopedia of Gerontology||-|
|International Classification of Diseases (ICD)||Different versions available: ICD-11, ICD-10-GM (German Modification), ICD-10-WHO|
|Praktische Schmerzmedizin||There are further reference works from Springer on the topic of medicine and public health.|
|Pschyrembel Online||Evidence-based medical information (Pschyrembel).|
|Waldeyer - Anatomie des Menschen||Textbook and atlas of anatomy (Waldeyer).|
Selected bachelor's theses from the School of Health Professions are available in electronic form in the ZHAW digitalcollection.
Each year, the School of Health Professions organises a special day (Tag der Bachelorarbeiten) on which students present their theses.