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Health Literacy & Consumer Health Information: Databases


Australian Websites and Databases

Australia Image  Healthdirect Australia

Healthdirect is an Australian Federal Government health portal – links to information on a range of topics, organisations and resources for the Australian health consumer.

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Australia ImageEach of the State Government's host a website, including:

Free Online Databases

State Library Of Queensland
Provides online access to a range of databases. Includes full text e-books, e-journals.


Cochrane Library

Google Scholar


National Library of Medicine (US)

PubMed & Medline provide online access to a range of articles, videos, client information resources, and systematic reviews. Includes some full text. Able to use clinical query search strategies. Subject strengths: medicine, nursing, allied health.

National Library of Australia

Semantic Scholar



Evidence Based Practice Databases

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice (Training)
When conducting research, evidence-based practice is a method for framing clinical questions that will help yield optimal search results. is a free research tool from the National Library of Medicine®. This course will show you how to use evidence-based practice when searching clinical questions using PubMed®. This course includes:·Scenarios,Try-It Exercises, and Additional Training.

PubMed Help