Medical databases (Keele)

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LWW Health Library (Medical Education) - Wolters Kluwer
Collection of e-books, plus a range of learning and teaching materials for Medicine such as videos, quizzes and real world case studies.

Medicines Complete - Royal Pharmaceutical Press
Includes current editions of: ASHP Injectable Drugs Information; BNF; BNF for Children; Clarke's Analysis of Drugs & Poisons; Clinical Calculators; Critical Illness; Dale and Appelbe's Pharmcy and Medicines Law; Drug Monitoring Checker; Drug Compatibility Checker; Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes; Herbal Medicines; Injectable Drugs Guide; Martindale’s ADR Checker; Martindale’s: The Complete Drug Reference; Palliative Care Formulary; Pharmaceutical Expedients; Stockley’s Drug Interactions; & Stockley’s Interaction Checker.
For access, if you are not automatically logged in please select 'Login', then 'Login via Shibboleth/Open Athens' and search for 'University of Keele'. Log in with your Keele username and password.

Medical exam revision collection
A specialised and sought-after collection of revision books related to a wide variety of medical exams.

AMED (Allied & Complementary Medicine Database) - EBSCO
Complementary medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, and rehabilitation.

CINAHL Plus with full text - EBSCO
A comprehensive research database providing full text for nursing and allied health journals indexed in CINAHL Plus.

Cochrane Library
Database of systematic reviews, clinical trials and other evidence-based material.

Contains millions of references for articles in many current biomedical journals.

Find references for journal articles, book chapters and dissertations in the field of psychology, psychiatry, behavioural science & mental health.

Web of Science - Clarivate
Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database covering science, social sciences and arts and humanities. It offers access to research tools like citation reports and cited reference searching, and personalised features such as saved searches and alerts. For access, if you're not automatically logged in select 'Institutional sign in', search for 'UK Federation' and 'Go to institution'. Search for 'Keele University' and log in with your Keele username and password. Registration for a Web of Science profile may be required the first time you access this resource - please only register using your Keele email address as accounts registered with personal email addresses will be removed. Web of Science support page

All available journals both print and electronic, and including those at the Health Library, are listed on Library Search.
Use Library Search to find print or ejournals by title (e.g. The Lancet) or to find a particular article from a journal.
To find relevant articles on a topic, search the appropriate databases. See sections below for information on databases.


Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
Features nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colour.


EBSCO databases
EBSCO contains thousands of full-text journal articles across lots of subject areas. You can search all of the EBSCO collections at once, or limit to individual databases. EBSCO hosts a variety of important databases for education, including ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and the British Education Index.

LWW Health Library (Medical Education) - Wolters Kluwer
Collection of e-books, plus a range of learning and teaching materials for Medicine such as videos, quizzes and real world case studies.

Laboratory Protocols

Springer Protocols
Database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences. Full-text access 1980-2022.

Paramedic Science

Amber: the home of ambulance service research
Contains records of published research authored by staff working in NHS ambulance services in England and Scotland. amber is managed by the Library and Knowledge Services for NHS Ambulance Services in England [LKS ASE] 

College of Paramedics
The College of Paramedics is the recognised professional body for paramedics and the ambulance profession in the UK.


Medicines Complete - Royal Pharmaceutical Press
A key reference resource for pharmacology. Includes full access to the current edition of the two BNFs, Stockley's Drug Interactions and other material.
For access, if you re not automatically logged in please select 'Login', then 'Login via Shibboleth/Open Athens' and search for 'University of Keele'. Log in with your Keele username and password.

Social Sciences

AgeLine - EBSCO
Find references on ageing from the field of health sciences, psychology and social-science related disciplines.

ASSIA (Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts) - Proquest
General health information; particularly suitable for health psychology / health sociology topics.

Sports Medicine

Find references for material on sports medicine.

BMJ Case Reports
Peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines. If you wish to submit a case as a student or member of staff at Keele University please contact or tel: +44 (0)1782 733480.

British Library EThOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Information for Researchers (Health Library)
A selection of useful resources for Keele and NHS based researchers produced by staff at the Health Library.

An on-demand streaming video platform for public and academic libraries that offers films, TV shows and documentaries. For access, log in with your Keele username and password. Kanopy help page.

Keele Research Repository
A digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by Keele University staff.

Library Hub Discover
Library Hub Discover replaces Copac and SUNCAT. This catalogue gives you access to details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries.

NIHR evidence
Summaries of health and care research that’s funded by the NIHR.

Reference Management Tools (RefWorks and Cite Them Right)
Access quality reference management tools provided by the Library. RefWorks allows you to save and manage all the references you use for your assignments, whether these are from books, journals, web pages or other sources, and create bibliographies. Cite Them Right helps you to reference correctly in a variety of styles, not just for standard resources such as books and journal articles, but also for resources such as statutes, patents and social networking sites. Visit our Reference management page for useful guides and help using these resources.

Clinical Search Tool providing access to high quality clinical evidence.

NHS online resources
If your course features clinical work in the NHS, you are also eligible to access the NHS core national content collection. This includes a range of healthcare databases such as EMBASE, electronic journals and BMJ Best Practice and the discovery service Knowledge and Library Hub (which replaces Healthcare Databases Advance Search- HDAS). (N.B. you will need to access these resources using an incognito window)

You will need an HEI NHS OpenAthens account to access these resources. Request this from:

Log in to the platform you need using your HEI NHS OpenAthens account (e.g. OVID for EMBASE), then select the database to start searching. When prompted for an Institution, select NHS in England

eLearning for Healthcare
For access to eLearning for Healthcare, please register for an account with your Keele email address.

If you need help using any Library Resources, or have questions you’d like to ask you can always contact us:, or start live chat.

The Liaison Librarian for Medicine and Paramedic Science is Steve Parton. If you’d like more in-depth help on using resources, want advice on how to search effectively, or want to further develop your information or digital literacy skills you can contact Steve and ask for an appointment:

You can also come along to our ‘…In a Nutshell’ training sessions. These workshops introduce key academic skills in bitesize, 45 minute, practical sessions. The Health Library also provide a range of training sessions.

There’s also guides and tutorials linked below that should help you get started:

If you’re a PhD student or researcher at Keele you can access help and support from our Research Support Librarians. Find out more on the Research Support webpage.

More from the Health Library

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Complete our healthcare focused online tutorials to develop your information skills and prepare for your literature searching

Book 1-to-1 training session with our experienced, qualified librarians to prepare for your assignments

Check our online induction for Keele students to make sure you make the most of your Health Library.