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Health databases

These health databases are available without subscription. There are also a number of databases that index material about incontinence that require subscription. These include Medline, Cinahl and APAIS-Health.

Australasian Cochrane Centre 

The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including over 4000 Cochrane reviews published in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. These reviews explore the evidence for and against the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatments (medications, surgery, education, etc) in specific circumstances.


healthdirect provides easy access to trusted, quality health information and advice online and over the phone. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. healthdirect is an Australian Government initiative.


PubMed  is a version of Medline that is available to the public. PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.