Physiotherapy, Radiography and Rehabilitation and Exercise Science resources

Your Liaison Librarian: Steve Parton      email:     tel: +44 (0)1782 733480

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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.

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

CINAHLPlus (Nursing & Allied Health Literature) - EBSCO
Key resource for nursing and allied health literature.

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.

Leading scientific collection of journal articles in many current biomedical journals. Good coverage for Radiography topics.

Find references for material on sports medicine.

Web of Science - Clarivate
Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.

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

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

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.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Regulatory body for 13 health professions, including operating department practitioners and physiotherapists. Publishes standards and reports.

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.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The professional, educational and trade union body for the chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students & assistants.

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Website from the US. Wide range of disability and rehabilitation-orientated information. One section is aimed at the public, and one at researchers. You can search REHABDATA and other sites simultaneously.

British Institute of Radiology
International membership organisation for everyone working in imaging, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences.

British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS)
A multi-disciplinary body containing, policies, statements, guidelines and educational materials.

European Federation of Radiographer Societies
Their role is to represent, promote and develop the profession of radiography in Europe.

Royal College of Radiologists
With the aid of publications, resources and policies; supports doctors who are training and working in the specialties of clinical oncology and clinical radiology.

Society of Radiographers
Trade union and professional body they represent professional, educational, public and workplace interests of its members.

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