Health and Applied Sciences

Subscribed resources

Access Medicine
Access Medicine is an online medical resource that provides access to more than a hundred e-books from McGraw Hill medical collection as well as to a set of other study tools such as free copyright images, surgical procedures’ videos and a drug database. 

Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online – b-on (Online Knowledge Library) makes unlimited and permanent access available to full texts from scientific international publications from several publishers, through subscriptions negotiated on a national basis with these publishers.
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CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, indexed in CINAHL. With full-text coverage dating back to 1937.

Clinical Key Student Medicine
Clinical Key Student Medicine is an online medical resource with more than two hundred e-books from Elsevier clinical collection.

Cochrane Library 
Cochrane Library is a database that provides access to clinical evidence resources.

Complete Anatomy
Complete Anatomy is a three-dimensional anatomy platform that provides access to interactive anatomy models, clinical video animations and virtual dissection tools.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.

Full Text Finder
Full Text Finder delivers a predictive search experience and includes a host of features from responsive auto-complete ranked by popularity of titles, to known-item search, to full-text linking, relevance ranking, and discipline-specific browsing.

IEEE Xplore
The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of scientific and technical content published by the IEEE and its publishing partners. Provides web access to publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
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JSTOR allows access to digitized articles from a variety of scientific fields: Arts & Sciences III Collection (Language & Literature, Music, Film Studies, Folklore, Performing Arts Religion, Art & Art History, Architecture & Architectural History), Business Collection, e Mathematics & Statistics Collection.
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MedicLatina is a Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish. A wide range of topics are covered including neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, and hematology.

MEDLINE with Full Text
MEDLINE with Full Text provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE.

Palliative Care Formulary
The Palliative Care Formulary provides unrivalled and independent drug information for health professionals when caring for adult patients facing progressive life-limiting diseases and their care givers. This trusted source goes beyond standard drug reference works, empowering health professionals to select the right drugs and treatment regimens at the point of care to help improve quality of life.

PsycARTICLES is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present.

PsycBOOKS® from the American Psychological Association (APA), includes chapters in PDF from books published by APA and other distinguished publishers.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection is a database of scientific journals on emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

PubMed is the gateway to Medline, one of the world’s most significant bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information, covering research, diagnostics and therapies in the areas of medicine, nursing, public health, biomedicine, microbiology, pharmacology, odontology and numerous other established and developing biomedical scientific areas. PubMed also includes a set of citations for full text articles from PubMed Central, and for books and individual chapters available on Bookshelf.

OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Provide a span of time from the early 20th century to the present.

ScienceDirect is a multidisciplinary website that provide access to Elsevier publisher. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, books and book chapters.
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Scopus is a metadata and citations database of peer-reviewed publications, such as scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It provides a comprehensive view of international scientific production in the areas of technology, medicine, social sciences or arts and humanities. Scopus features tools such as advanced search, analysis and results visualization. Through the citation index it is possible to analyze the number of citations of publications or authors.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the source of full text for sports medicine journals. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985.

Web of Science
With the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.
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Open Access resources

Bentham Open
Bentham Open publishes a number of peer-reviewed, open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, medicine, technology and social sciences.

BMC – Biomed Center
Biomed Center publishes nearly three hundred open access peer-reviewed journals covering the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

DeGruyter Open
DeGruyter publishes fully open access journals across scientific, technical, medical, humanities and social sciences. is a trusted resource for drug and related health information, widely recognize within the medical community.

Free Medical Journals
Free Medical Journals site was created to promote the Open Access full text medical journals on the Internet.

Frontiers is a multidisciplinary editor of Open Access journals.

Guide to Pharmacology
Guide to Pharmacology is a pharmacological information center that provides a searchable database with quantitative information on drug targets and the prescription medicines and experimental drugs that act on them. 

Health for All: WHO
Health for All databases bring together the indicators that are part of major monitoring frameworks relevant to the Region, such as Health 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The indicators cover basic demographics, health status, health determinants and risk factors, as well as health care resources and more. HFA databases allow access to regional, national and some subnational indicators and metadata, which are visualized through interactive online tools in the Health for All explorer. Data, metadata, graphs and maps can be exported or shared online and on social media.

MDPI is a multidisciplinary publisher of peer-reviewed and open access journals.

National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Center for Biotechnology Information provides access to biomedical and genomic information. 

National Drug File
National Drug File is a reference terminology source information in the field of pharmacology.  

OAPEN Library
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.

Pharmacology Education Project
Pharmacology Education Project is a resource center for pharmacological information, valuable for those developing investigation in industrial, clinical or academic settings and for students who are starting to explore drug mechanisms.   

PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open)
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge from several scientific areas.

RCAAP (Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal)
RCAAP portal collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories.

Teaching Resource Center Database
Teaching Resource Center Database is a pharmacology resource regarding mechanisms of drug action in the context of physiology and pathophysiology. 


Statistical information

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe. Eurostat offers a whole range of important and interesting data that governments, businesses, the education sector, journalists and the public can use for their work and daily life.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE)
INE produce, in an independent manner, high-quality official statistical information, relevant for the society, while promoting the coordination, the analysis, the innovation and the dissemination of the national statistical activity and ensuring integrated data storage.

PORDATA collects, organizes, systematizes and disseminates data on multiple areas of society, for Portugal and its municipalities, and for the European countries. The reported statistics derive from official and certified sources, with data production skills in the respective areas.

Off-campus access

To access the subscribed resources outside the University campus it is necessary to proceed with the configuration of your equipment. More information at:

To facilitate the management of information resources and the elaboration of bibliographic references, several solutions are available at no cost. The UCP Libraries suggest the use of Mendeley.

Off-campus access

To access the subscribed resources outside the University campus it is necessary to proceed with the configuration of your equipment. More information at:

To facilitate the management of information resources and the elaboration of bibliographic references, several solutions are available at no cost. The UCP Libraries suggest the use of Mendeley.