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HSC Medicine, Dentistry & Healthcare Sciences: Home


Welcome to this Medical & HSC Library LibGuide for Medicine, Dentistry & Healthcare Sciences HSC staff.

Links to relevant e-resources such as databases are below.

This LibGuide is maintained by Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences. To contact Richard, please ring him on 028 9097 8900 or email him.

To request a literature search, please use this form.


Use bibliographic databases to search through millions of articles from 1,000s of journals. Below are the HONNI databases most relevant to medicine, dentistry and healthcare sciences. Click on a database to access it (if prompted, you will need to log in with your HONNI username and password).

For information on how to run basic and advanced searches in MEDLINE, click the tabs above.

Other databases

You might want to search other databases, depending on the topic, and scope, of your search. You can view and access all HONNI databases by clicking the link below.

Database not listed?

Unfortunately, some key databases aren't currently accessible via HONNI. These include:

  • PsycINFO
  • Web of Science

However, Subject Librarians can access these databases on your behalf, as they are available via Queen's University.

If you need to search these databases, please email your search terms/strategy to Richard Fallis.

Specific journal publishers

Click the links below to search within individual publisher websites for articles from journals subscribed to by the Medical & HSC Library.

Keep up-to-date with Zetoc

Zetoc is an excellent database and current awareness service run by the British Library.

It emails you the contents pages of new issues of your favourite journals. Zetoc can also send you the details of new articles on topics of your choice.

To access Zetoc, click on the link below and, when prompted, log in with your HONNI username and password.

(Click on the images below to view full-size screenshots.)

1. To create a new Zetoc Alert, type in your email address and give your alert a name - click 'Create'

2. Click 'Add Journals'

3. Search for the journal you want


4. Click 'Add' beside journal


5. Click 'Journal Selection Options' to search for more journals; repeat above steps to add them to your alert


6. That's it! Zetoc will email you the tables of contents of new issues of your chosen journals