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Core Medicine Resources - Key Databases, Journals & Books
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Off-campus access to most Keele e-resources is now via your Keele log-in.
The following are freely available (no log-in required off-campus)
- An evidence-based review source: find systematic reviews, clinical trials and more within the 7 libraries in the resource.
- Free full-text of Cochrane reviews only.
- Select 'Advanced Search' from the homepage.
The following require a Keele IT account username & password off-campus
This service is run by the British Library and contains citations from over 500 journals (mainly European ones). It is an important source of information for clinicians, physicians, therapists and other health professionals looking to learn more about alternative treatments.
Search for the best available evidence on common clinical interventions
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.
References from thousands of key scholarly journals; also find references for Conference Proceedings. Prior to mid-January 2014 the Web of Science service, which comprises a number of databases, was known as "Web of Knowledge" and now looks quite different. The Web of Science database is now known as the "Web of Science Core Collection".
The following requires an Open Athens account username & password. Once you have logged in to MyAthens, click on the link for NICE Evidence Journals and Databases.
Journal articles, research and reviews from the major healthcare related databases AMED, BNI, Cinahl, Embase, Health Business Elite, HMIC, Medline and Psychinfo. For queries about Athens account eligibility, contact your liaison librarian, Steve Parton
Try our Using HDAS e-tutorial for a demonstration of how to use these NHS databases.
You may also find the following databases useful. They contain references for different topic areas within your field. A number of these databases contain full-text articles.
Keele IT account username & password required off-campus.
Features nearly 330 videos of real human anatomic specimens in their natural colour
Contains the full text of 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study
Reviews and supporting information from BEME (the website is freely available).
British Education Index (BEI) (EBSCO).
References relating to research, policy and practice in education and training in the UK (1975 onwards). Off-campus? Click here
Search across a range of key education databases including British Education Index, ERIC and Educational Abstracts all at once. View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.
Education Research Information Research Center (ERIC) (EBSCO). This database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to education-related literature.
Includes educational video/audio clips, medical cases, clinical skills tutorials as well as access to a range of medical e-books. Links to the individual e-book titles are also in the Library's catalogue Plus e.g. Moore's Clinical Anatomy.
A key reference resource for pharmacology. It includes full access to the current edition of the two BNFs, the Merck Index, Stockley's Drug Interactions, Remington (the Science & Practice of Pharmacy) and other material.
Find references on ageing from the field of health sciences, psychology and social-science related disciplines. It is also the premier resource for social gerontology. You can find references for journal articles, book chapters and reports. In the main, coverage extends back to the late 1970s.
General health information; particularly suitable for health psychology / health sociology topics.
Find references for material on sports medicine. Contains full-text for over 550 journals indexed on the database.
Learning & Teaching Tools
BMJ Case Reports (Keele username & password required off-campus):
A rapidly growing, focused, 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 Steve Parton (Liaison Librarian for Health).
Please note: Remember to consult with the supervising clinician before you submit any case report. They will be able to advise on content and on ensuring that the submission respects patient confidentiality.
LWW Health Library (Medicine)
Includes a range of learning and teaching materials for Medicine such as videos, quizzes and real world case studies. Also includes a collection of e-books- individual titles are also accessible via Library Search
Specialist Health Collections (all require Keele username and password off-campus)
A number of these popular subjects for health students is available online.
Check Library Search for the Oxford Textbook of Medicine online
Key journal links: Finding Keele's Journals
- Searchable list of Keele's e-journals. View more information here.
Use to Find printed journals.
Extra Info / Tips:
To find relevant articles on a topic, you should search relevant databases -see other relevant sections on this page.
Use available full-text links OR @Keele button to search for full-text.
Useful Links (Websites)
Selection of further resources freely available on the web (freely available):
A selection of useful resources for Keele and NHS based researchers produced by staff at the Health Library.
Guidelines, reports and reviews published by accredited sources. This acts as a very good search engine, identifying material from a number of verified resources.
Clinical Search Tool providing access to high quality clinical evidence.
Guides & Tutorials
Finding information - "how to"
- Interactive e-tutorials produced by the Health Library
- Also check our list of user guides (help sheets, videos etc)
- For more information about using RefWorks, including how to activate your account (via your Keele IT account username & password), view this webpage
- Videos on the Campus Library's YouTube channel
- For additional help, please read the 'Training' section on this page: View the Health Library website