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Databases by subject: Health and Social Sciences

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References to articles within alternative medicine, physiotherapy, ergonomics, speech therapy etc.

British Nursing Index
A leading database for support of practice, education, and research for nurses, midwives, and health providers. References to literature from nursing and midwifery journals, from 1994 until today.

Authoritative coverage of literature related to nursing and allied health. Contains references to articles from more than 3000 journals, and more than 600 in full text.
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Cochrane Library
The best source to find methodical overviews on studies on effects of health measures.
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References to articles on biomedicine and pharmacology.

Health Research Premium Collection
Contains journals, evidence-based resources and full-text dissertations, from the top ProQuest health and medical databases.

Encyclopedia of Social Work
Contains articles about different subjects within social work, and biographical articles about important persons.

The biggest database within health and social sciences.
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OECD iLibrary
Online library of OECD, featuring its books, papers and statistics, as well as analysis and data.

Contains summaries and citations of literature in psychology and related behavioural and social sciences

This database give access to psychological journals from APA.      

PubMed provides access to over 24 million citations back to the mid-1960's.
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PubMed Central
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

SocINDEX with fulltext
The world's most comprehensive sociology research database.
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Interdisciplinary databases

Academic Search Premier
Database with journal articles within most subject areas.
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Scientific research that contains the full text of Elsevier Science journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.
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References to documents within most subject areas, with direct links to full text. 
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Web of Science
References to articles from the world's leading journals and other printed media.
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Wiley InterScience
Articles on medicine, humanities and other subject areas.


The Lovdata system covers the Norwegian primary legal sources. All sources are in Norwegian only.

Contact the personell in the library to log on to Lovdata.

The Faculty of Law Library, University of Oslo, has compiled a collection of translated Norwegian Legislation. You can search the legislation by going to