Databases

Ghent University offers a wide selection of databases, ranging from interdisciplinary to more content-specific databases. Below you find an overview of databases that are relevant for Ghent University Hospital and the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences. You can find more databases on the University Library page.

The two tables at the bottom give overviews of sources of guidelines and systematic reviews.

When accessing most of the databases, you need to be logged in to the UGent network. More information about access can be found here. The KCGG offers courses about how these databases work.

DATABASE SUBJECT AREA INFORMATION SHEET TUTORIAL
Acland Anatomy Anatomie
CINAHL Nursing
Cochrane Library Medicine and Health Sciences
Embase Medicine and Health Sciences / Pharmaceutical Sciences
ERIC Education
European Pharmacopoeia Pharmaceutical Sciences
Gideon Infectious Diseases
Google Scholar Multidisciplinary
NetAnatomy Medicine and Health Sciences
OTseeker Occupational Therapy
PEDro Physiotherapy
PsycBITE Brain Impairment
PubMed Medicine and Health Sciences
Scopus Multidisciplinary
SpeechBITE Speech Pathology
SPORTdiscus Sports Medicine
UpToDate Medicine and Health Sciences
Web of Science Multidisciplinary

Sources of guidelines

BELGIAN GUIDELINES
Domus Medica
Federaal Kenniscentrum voor de gezondheidszorg (KCE)
INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES
ECRI Guidelines
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE, Engeland en Wales)
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN, Schotland)
World Health Organisation (WHO)
GUIDELINES AT THE POINT OF CARE
UpToDate

Sources of systematic reviews

SUBJECT AREA SEARCH TIP
Campbell Collaboration Online Library Education, social sciences and nutrition
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Medicine and Health Sciences
Embase Medicine and Health Sciences / Pharmaceutical Sciences Add [cochrane review]/lim OR [systematic review]/lim OR [meta analysis]/lim to your search query. Alternatively, select the EBM filters
Epistemonikos Medicine and Health Sciences
Google Scholar Multidisciplinairy Add intitle:(“systematic review” | meta-analysis) to your search to increase specificity.
PubMed Clinical Queries Medicine and Health Sciences
Trip Medical Database Medicine and Health Sciences Select ‘Systematic reviews’ as evidence type.