Sources for references

Here are some bibliographic databases from which you can access articles.

Free access
  •  Pubmed ( is a free database for medical literature.
  • Cochrane ( for clinical trials and systematic reviews. The Indian Council of Medical Research has subsribed to the Cochrane Library, allowing for countrywide free access to all Cochrane systematic reviews.
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals ( gives access to free full-text articles from various journals.
  • Google Scholar ( provides free access to literature in various fields of study.
Paid access

There are databases for specialised areas too, which have paid access. Check whether your institution subscribes to any of them.
  • Embase has a European emphasis, contains non-English references as well.
  • Ovid is an interface for Medline and Embase.
  • CINAHL for nursing literature.
  • PsycINFO for psychological and psychiatric literature.
  • HMIC for resources on health management.