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Enter your search terms below for easy access to full-text articles and e-books online or to search our extensive print collections.

Not sure where to start? Browse our e-journal holdings or explore the Library Search Hub.

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Join today and get instant access to the RSM Library’s digital resources including e-journals, e-books and medical databases, plus a range of other benefits.

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Browse e-journals

Effortless journal browsing and instant access to articles through BrowZine. Setup MyBookshelf for your favourite journals and create alerts for new content.

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Library search hub

Search our catalogue of 400,000 print items in our extensive collections and delve deep into our databases to retrieve citations and full-text articles for your research. 

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Medical databases

Medical databases to support your clinical decision-making and research: MEDLINE, Embase, AMED, Publicly Available Content Database, and the COVID-19 research database. Links to additional databases ClinicalKey, The Cochrane Library and The King’s Fund Library Database are available below.

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Library apps



Use BrowZine to browse the e-journals that are available to you as an RSM member. You can use it to create a bookshelf of the journals you are interested in and keep up to date with the latest issues, save articles for future reading, to name a few.

BrowZine can be used on your computer or you can download the app to use on Apple and Android devices.

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Clinical-key access on iPad


A dynamic clinical resource designed to give fast clinically relevant answers from Elsevier’s vast medical and surgical collection of books, journals, videos and images.

The ClinicalKey app helps clinicians get fast access to evidence-based, peer reviewed information to improve speed to accurate diagnosis and treatment. Features include an intuitive search with auto-suggestion, the ability to bookmark and save items as well as access to full-text books, journals, guidelines and media.

The app is available to download on Apple and Android. After you download the app, you will need to sign in with your ClinicalKey login. 

Download ClinicalKey app instructions here

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Your use of licensed library e-resources

As a member of the Royal Society of Medicine you have access to a rich electronic library available to you 24/7 wherever you are studying. Unauthorised use and abuse of these services, unintentional or otherwise, may lead to access being denied for the entire institution.

You, as an authorised user, are responsible for ensuring that your use of the resources complies with the licence terms and conditions. If you have any questions about the licensing of a specific electronic resource, please contact the

Help us keep our e-library accessible for all members by following our Dos and Don’ts:


RSM members as “Authorised users” may:

  • Make use of the resources for personal research, teaching and private study ONLY
  • Print or electronically save a single copy of a ‘portion’ of licensed materials; one article or 5% of a single journal issue is considered acceptable
  • Provide a print or electronic copy of the licensed material for use in national or international regulatory authority submissions


RSM members must not:

  • Make use of the resources for any commercial purpose, including private consulting or entrepreneurial activities
  • Systematically print or download multiple portions of licensed content
  • Share login details with others be they members, co-authors or non-members
  • Share downloaded or printed materials with unauthorised users in any format
  • Amend or remove any copyright information visible on licensed content

About each database


The Allied and Complementary Medicine database covers literature relating to complementary or alternative medicine, palliative care and allied health disciplines.


Comprehensive international bibliographic database of references to journal articles covering biomedical and pharmacological research.


Bibliographic database of references from the world’s leading journals on medical, healthcare, nursing, dental and veterinary topics.


A dynamic clinical resource designed to give fast clinically relevant answers from Elsevier’s vast medical and surgical collection of books, journals, videos and images.

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The Cochrane Library

A collection of databases providing evidence about the effects of healthcare, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This service is available to UK residents through national funded licences. View access options for other countries

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The King’s Fund Library Database

Freely accessible catalogue of references and publications covering health and social care management, policy, systems, services and leadership.

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Ebook Central

Ebook Central makes it easy to manage discovery, selection, acquisition, administration, and reporting all in one place – and to give students, faculty and researchers seamless and immediate access to the ebooks they need.

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Subject bibliographies

The Library regularly produces bibliographies of new additions to the catalogue, focusing on medical specialties and allied healthcare topics.

The bibliographies are free to collect from the Library enquiries desk. Alternatively complete our online form or email to request a copy.

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Other Library resources and services

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Use the Library

The RSM is home to one of the largest and most up-to-date medical libraries in Europe. 

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Document Delivery

Document delivery

Our document delivery service is an easy and convenient way to gain access to chapters from books, journals and articles held in the Library collection. 

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Literature searches

Use the skills and expertise of our librarians to carry out literature searches on your behalf, including biomedical and scientific databases. 

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