Health care



Health care databases

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Boomportaal 3.0 Boomportaal 3.0. E-books, magazines and databases from publisher Boom
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Worldwide available
CINAHL International nursing and paramedical literature
worldwide + included in Kaluga
Cochrane Library Evidence based medicine-literature
worldwide + included in Kaluga
EBSCO eBooks English and Dutch e-books
worldwide + included in Kaluga
Human Kinetics Library Ebooks and videos about physiotherapy and sports
Wereldwijd toegankelijk
Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database JBI Evidence Synthesis, from 2020 until today
worldwide + included in Kaluga
PEDro Evidence-based physiotherapy: bibliographic references and summaries of trials, reviews and protocols
Wereldwijd toegankelijk
PubMed (Bio)medical literature: abstracts and sometimes full-text articles. Search by keyword (MeSH), author or journal name
worldwide + included in Kaluga
SAGE journals online 500 international magazines on humanities and social sciences
worldwide + included in Kaluga
ScienceDirect Online access to the journals of Elsevier ScienceDirect. Full-text articles from 1995 and younger. Abstracts from older articles
worldwide + included in Kaluga
SpringerLink Full-text articles and also books from Springer and Kluwer Academic on various topics
Multilingual interface
worldwide + included in Kaluga
Trip Medical Database Meta search engine for various medical internet sources, such as clinical evidence, systematic reviews and guidelines
worldwide + included in Kaluga
Wiley Online Library Access to 400 English scientific magazines from Wiley.
via Login -> Institutional login -> Federation and Institution -> The Netherlands-SURFconext
Worldwide available / Included in Kalugamanual
Last updated on 15 May 2023.

Health care web links


BioDigitalHuman: Anatomy and Health With a free login, you get access to a basic part of this website with human anatomy in 3D. It also contains an overall explanation of various diseases. Suitable for Firefox or Chrome browser
Directory op Open Access Journals - DOAJ Overview of open access journals. With search.
Free Medical Journals Alphabetical list of journals in full-text
Joanna Briggs Institute library Systematic review protocols and reviews on healthcare research, set up according to the JBI methodology. Partly open access. Not included in PubMed, Cochrane or Trip
Nationaal Kompas Volksgezondheid About public health in the Netherlands: health determinants, prevention, care, international comparisons and health inequalities
Nederlandse Patiënten Consumenten Federatie - NPCF The national alliance of patients and consumers with current information on health care
NVVE The Dutch society for euthanasia about the medical and legal aspects
RIVM - National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Knowledge and research institute to promote health care and a healthy and safe environment
SUMSearch One step searching in PubMed, National Guideline Clearinghouse, DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness) and the National Library of Medicine
Virtual Training Suite Training for information retrieval on the web. Especially interesting are the following tutorials:
Internet for Nursing
Internet for Allied Health
Internet for Medicine



From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention trails and research for healthcare professionals, researchers and patients

Centrum Infectieziektebestrijding The CIB from the National Institute for Health and Environment supports the fight against infectious diseases. The site contains protocols, scripts, hygiene guidelines, checklists, quality profiles and all LCI guidelines
Diseases and conditions Diseases and conditions in Medscape
HIV InSite Comprehensive education about prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS by UCSF, supported by pharmaceutical companies
Merck manual - professional edition The Merck manual for professionals
Oncoline Guidelines for oncology and palliative care


National Institute of Mental Health - NIMH
Research about symptoms, treatment and prevention of mental illness
PsycNET PsycARTICLES and PsycBOOKS from APA. Click right on Search. Under Term Finder you will find a glossary
Trimbos-instituut The national center for mental health, addiction care and social care with information and referrals in the field of mental health and addiction


Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
The magazine from 2011
Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy from 2010
KNGF The Royal Dutch Society for Physiotherapy is the professional association for physiotherapists. The site provides information about the organization, research and jobs. The KNGF guidelines are also available full text


Proefschriften Verpleegkunde Dissertations on nursing in the Netherlands and Flanders
Werkgroep Infectie Preventie - WIP Guidelines for infection control in health care. Also an overview of THIPDOCS as published in the Journal of Hygiene and Infection Control since 1996
Last updated on 27 May 2021.