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Health: Journals and Databases

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Resources for your subject

Search strategy proforma

Health Databases Spreadsheet

Below is an Excel spreadsheet covering HSS subjects which are available to you via Brightspace.The spreadsheet indicates major databases included in mySearch.

mySearch - find journal articles


mySearch allows you to search across a range of different databases to find peer reviewed journal articles and other resources.

Click here on this mySearch link to go directly to the advanced searching functionality. You can learn more about finding information here. This tutorial tells you how to manage and save your searches.

Browse e-journals by journal title

Use this to find a journal when you know the title, e.g. British Medical Journal (BMJ)

E-journal finder

Saving and Retrieving Searches in mySearch

In interactive tutorial as to how to save and re-run your permanently saved searches in mySearch is available in the tutorial tab.

Off campus access 

Use your University login details to access databases and full text sources that BU subscribes to when you are off campus

Inter-library Loan Requests

For level 6 students, postgraduates and academic staff only. If you need a journal article and we don't have the full text, you can request a retention copy using the online inter-library loans request form.

NoObesity App


The NoObesity: Professional app aims to enhance and support the knowledge and skills of health and care professionals in preventing children becoming overweight and obese, by equipping families to manage their own wellbeing.

The NoObesity: Family app allows families to set achievable health goals, identify barriers that might stop them and strategies to overcome these barriers