Selected Keele online databases / ebooks & websites

Dictionaries / Encyclopaedias


Online Reference

Search Engines / Website Directories

  • NLM Gateway: Searches across PubMed and many other resources from the National Library of Medicine - please note, this site is at the time of writing a "pilot site" - for more information please click here;
  • SearchMedica: Handpicked websites chosen in consultation with Health professionals, for health professionals. Also contains patient information (mostly from the UK). There are search options for nurses, pharmacists and medical students.  It was not possible to identify "last-updated" information at the time of writing.

General Topic Areas for all Health Schools:

Anatomy & Physiology

A list of useful resources has been put together by colleagues at the Health Library: view it here 


Critical Appraisal & Statistics 

Ethics & Healthcare Law

For general law databases: view the Law Subject Resources page

Evidence-based Practice



Health in the community / epidemiology / public health

  • Ethnicity & Health: Specialist Collection from Health Information Resources (NHS Evidence)
  • Public Health: Specialist Collection from Health Information Resources (NHS Evidence)
Health Psychology / Sociology
  • For relevant Keele databases in this area, view Key Databases:
    • CSA
    • EBSCO
    • Web of Knowledge
    • Zetoc
  • Intute: Click on e.g. Psychology, Social Sciences

Healthcare Management & Statistics Relating to Health

History of Medicine

For general history databases: view the History & Archaeology subject page


Please note: some material may be downloaded and used free of charge. Normally, however, material is strictly copyrighted

Information Science: Using the health information on the Internet

Related links: Critical Appraisal

For more tutorials and help sheets for using Keele databases, view Guides & Tutorials

Patient Information / Patient & Public Involvement

Click here to view Patient Information links prepared by the Health Library

Check specific areas such as Medicine, Pharmacy for information relating to specialist areas


Also view: Key Databases, Journals and Books, Guides/Tutorials
Also view: Theses, Conference Proceedings, Grey Literature, Links by Topic Area