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Databases, theses and patents

Find academic publications such as journal articles and conference papers

Databases such as Pubmed, Scopus and Web of Science identify articles across a huge range of journal titles. Sometimes databases offer direct access to the full text if Cardiff University subscribes to the journal. If full text access isn't offered through the database you are using, click the Check for full text button if the database has one, or use LibrarySearch to search for the title of the journal in which the article appears to see the date ranges for which we have access in print, online or both.


Database (*=top 3 database)Content

* Pubmed 


From the National Library of Medicine, comprises of over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Coverage from1966 to present.

* Scopus 


Multi-disciplinary content including publications in the optometry, visual sciences and biophysics fields. Coverage from 1960 to present.

* Web of Science 


Multi-disciplinary content including all aspects of optometry and visual sciences. Web of Science is found within the Web of Knowledge set of databases. Coverage from 1899 to present.



Areas covered include psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, including Visual Sciences. PsycINFO is found within the OVIDSP set of databases, Coverage from 1806 to present.



Broad biomedical scope covering the following areas: drug therapy and research, human medicine, biotechnology and biomedical engineering, including medical devices.      Embase is found within the OVIDSP set of databases, coverage from 1947 to present.

 BIOSIS Previews 


Comprehensive database of life science research. BIOSIS is found within the Web of Knowledge set of databases, coverage from 1926 to present.

 MIMS Online 


MIMS is the print and online prescribing database for all healthcare professionals.  Updated every month - MIMS incorporates around 200 changes every month, providing news on drug launches and licence changes together with clinical guideline updates.

Find Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses References to theses from UK universities, with a small number available online in full-text.
LibrarySearch References to Cardiff University theses which are held in our libraries and stores.
Ethos Electronic Thesis Online Service - opening access to UK theses. Service run by the British Library.

Find Patents and British Standards

Patent titles are usually deliberately vague and difficult to find, so when conducting your search ensure it is worldwide, think about the scope of the patent and the original company and individuals (inventors).



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