Health Sciences in General

  • LILACS – Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences

    Latin American and Caribbean Literature on the Health Sciences is a BIREME System’s cooperative database which covers literature related to the health sciences and has been published in countries of the Region since 1982. It contains articles from about 670 of the most well-known journals in the medicine field, reaching approximately more than 150,000 records and other documents, such as: theses, chapters of theses, books, chapters of books, congress and conference proceedings, technical and scientific reports and governmental publications.

  • MEDLINE – International Database for Medical Literature

    Database on international literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine – NLM, which gathers bibliographic references and summaries of more than 4000 biomedical journals published in the United States and in other 70 countries. There are approximately 11 million records on biomedical literature since 1966 which cover medicine, nursing, odontology, veterinary and preclinical sciences. Updating is done on a monthly basis. MEDLINE is divided into sections by date.

  • SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online

    SciELO – Scientific Electronic Library Online is a model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet. Especially conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific literature, contributing to overcome the phenomena known as “lost science”.

  • Cochrane Library

    The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases.

  • LEYES – Latin American and Caribbean Basic Health Legislation

    LEYES is a database on Latin American and Caribbean Basic Health Legislation, coordinated by the Health Policies and Systems Development Unit (HSS/HP/PAHO) and BIREME. It contains bibliographic references from current legislation on health in more than thirty countries of Latin America and Caribbean, sometimes containing the full text or giving access to it.