Medicine and HealthWelcome to the My Subject page for Medicine.  There are also My Subject pages for Allied Health.

Further resources can be found on the following pages:

Key Resources

Anatomy, Pathology and Multimedia

Books and eBooks

Major collections for undergraduate medical students are:

See our full range of ebook collections.


Databases and other sources of evidence

To find journal literature, start with Medline or PubMed.

For better coverage of journals from outside North America, Europe, Australasia, try Global Index Medicus or SciELO.   For better coverage of journals in Spanish, try DialNet.

To search further, try:

    Trip searches systematic reviews, guidelines and synopses, to find high quality evidence for clinical practice.

  • British National Formulary
    For information on the selection and prescribing of medicines, use the BNF (adults) or the BNF for Children.
  • NICE Evidence Search
    Searches a range of quality assured resources for health care practitioners, including NICE guidance, evidence based summaries, systematic reviews, and medicines information from the BNF and BNFc.

Social care and social work


Information from NHS England and the RCN.  Information relating to adults, from Social Care Institute for Excellence, and to children from the NSPCC.


British Association of Social Workers (BASW) , Health and Care Professions Council (regulatory agency, although Social Work England becomes the regulator from 2nd December 2019). For other organisations, see the SCIE’s list of Key Social Care Organisations.

Research and evidence based (informed) practice

Campbell Collaboration Online Library, for systematic reviews from a number of fields including social welfare.

Research in Practice (RIP), research relating to work with children and families and Research in Practice for Adults (Ripfa), research relating to work with adults and families. The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), an independent organisation working to put evidence into practice, produces a range of resources, including SCIE Research Briefings and the database Social Care Online.

The British Library’s Social Welfare Portal includes the full text of many reports in social welfare.

Serious case reviews

Our guide to finding serious case reviews.

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