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 full access to the current editions of the two BNFs.

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.

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

Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)
Contains journal articles, research and reviews from the major healthcare related databases AMED, BNI, Cinahl, Embase, Health Business Elite, HMIC, Medline and Psychinfo. Requires an HE Athens account username & password. For queries about Athens account eligibility, contact or tel: +44 (0)1782 733480.

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.

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.


Best Evidence Medical and Health Professional Education
Reviews and supporting information from BEME.

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.


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.

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.

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.

NHS Evidence - NICE
Guidelines, reports and reviews published by accredited sources. This acts as a very good search engine, identifying material from a number of verified resources.

Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources. You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.

Clinical Search Tool providing access to high quality clinical evidence.

NHS-HEi OpenAthens accounts
Keele medical and nursing students can also access a range of core NHS-purchased resources via an NHS-HEi OpenAthens account. Resources include EMBASE, Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS) and e-learning for Healthcare. To register for an NHS-HEi OpenAthens account please contact the Liaison Librarian for Medicine and Health Sciences - Steve Parton or Library Eresources Manager - Paul Johnson.

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The Liaison Librarian for Medicine 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:

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Are you an evidence-based practitioner?

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