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- National Library for Health
- The National Library for Health (NLH) is a co-ordinated network of NHS library services and resources, driven by a partnership of the NHS Library and Knowledge Development.
- National Library of Medicine Gateway
- The NLM Gateway is a Web-based system that lets users search simultaneously in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Including Toxline and ClinicalTrials.gov
- British National Formulary
- The BNF provides access to information on the selection, prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines.
- PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from Medline and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
- Current Controlled Trials
- Current Controlled Trials allows users to search, register and share information about randomised controlled trials.
- A free catalogue of hand-selected and evaluated web resources for in the health and life sciences.
- The National Research Register
- The National Research Register (NRR) is a database of ongoing and recently completed research projects funded by, or of interest to, the UK NHS.
- BUBL collects together mediated links in a variety of academic disciplines, including medicine, where the coverage is impressively broad. It uses the Dewey Decimal system to classify resources.
- ChemIDplus is a free database of 350,000 chemical compounds. Each record consists of the name of the compound along with its synonyms, CAS number and molecular formula. It also provides links to biomedical resources.
- Developmedica are a medical career support service who offer medical teaching and management courses to doctors in the UK, as well as a broad range of publications and e-Learning courses.
Evidence Based Medicine
- Cochrane Library
- The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases providing the best available evidence about the effects of healthcare.
- TRIP database
- The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool offering access to evaluated resources including evidence-based resources and clinical guidelines.
- Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
- The CRD is run by the University of York and is part of the National Institute for Health Research. It aims to undertake high quality systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions and the organisation of healthcare.
- Clinical Knowledge Summaries
- The CEBM is run by the University of Oxford. It aims to promote evidence based healthcare through the provision on online resources, courses and workshops and by doing so, to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge required to achieve the highest possible standards.
- Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
- CKS is a freely available NHS resource, providing evidence based information combined with practical recommendations about commonly encountered conditions, aimed at professionals working in primary care.
- BMJ Clinical Evidence
- This is an international source which aims to collate the best available evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions.
- NHS Evidence
- NHS Evidence aims to provide a comprehensive evidence base to health practitioners who are called to make decisions about treatments and the allocation of resources. It provides access to primary research, practical implementation tools, guidelines and policy documents.
- BestBETS was developed by the Emergency Department at Manchester Royal Infirmary, aiming to provide evidence based answers to real life emergency situations. Despite this early focus on emergency medicine, it has now expanded its coverage to include paediatrics, cardiothoracics, nursing and primary care.
History of Medicine
- The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine
- A very large collection of books, manuscripts, pictures and films around the meaning and history of medicine.
- The National Library of Medicine: History of Medicine
- One of the world's largest history of medicine collections.
- History of Medicine On-Line
- A series of articles regarding the history of medicine.
- The National Archives
- Archives of UK government papers.
- Free catalogue of evaluated, high quality Internet resources and websites relating to the history of medicine and allied sciences.
- Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University
- This site has an extensive list of useful reference sources in the history of medicine, science and technology, covering both print and electronic formats.
- Karolinska Institutet: History of Biomedicine
- Provides links on the history of medicine by period and by culture, the history of diseases, as well as links to museums, libraries and special collections worldwide.
- History of the Health Sciences World Wide Web links
- Provides an extensive list of links on all aspects of the history of Medicine, including links to libraries, museums, journals and newsgroups, and links to pages on historical figures and diseases.
Free Full-text Access Resources
- BioMed Central
- Over 140 open access journals covering all areas of biology and medicine
- Public Library of Science
- Freely accessible peer-reviewed articles in all areas of science.
- Free Medical Journals
- A list of freely accessible free-text medical journals.
- A list of freely available full-text medical textbooks.
- UK Pubmed Central
- Based on PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
- WHO Publications
- World Health Organization Publications.
- A collection of searchable biomedical books
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Provides access to free, full text quality controlled journals, covering all subjects and languages.
- NHS Choices
- This site, which draws on the expertise of the National Library for Health, the Care Quality Commission and the Information Centre for Health and Social Care, aims to assist the public in making decisions about their own health. It also provides users with practical advise on NHS services.
- NHS Direct
- The website of NHS Direct supports and compliments to work of their telephone service by providing a range of self help guides and advice on various health topics.
- This is a resource aimed at children between the ages of eight and fifteen and is a useful source of information for those in that age bracket suffering from a wide variety of medical conditions.
- The Conference Website
- Provides listings of medical courses and conferences, searchable by speciality, keyword, location and date.
- Conference Service
- Web-based conference management software.
- eGuidelines is the online edition of Guidelines, the three times yearly handbook which summarises clinical guidelines for primary and shared care.
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
- The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is an independent organisation providing national guidance on treatment and the promotion of good health.
- Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
- SIGN is the equivalent of NICE for the NHS in Scotland. They have over 100 evidence based clinical guidelines covering a wide range of areas.
- International Osteoporosis Society
- Royal Society for Public Health
- Department of Health (UK)
- World Health Organisation
- The General Medical Council
- The General Dental Council
- The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- Scotland’s Health on the Web
- Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
- Royal College of Surgeons
- Royal College of Physicians
- King's Fund
- Royal College of Nursing
- Hospital Dr
- Healthy Working UK