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Useful resources for finding academic literature for Medicine


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AccessMedicine is an online platform providing 100+ medical textbooks, 1000+ quiz questions, self-assessment flashcards, 700+ video or audio clips, 30k+ images, clinical case vignettes, and other material to support students in biomedical sciences and clinical training. The AccessMedicine app gives offline access to clinical reference sources: Quick Medical Dx & Rx, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, Diagnosaurus, Guide to Diagnostic Tests (download app from - requires MyAccess registration on AccessMedicine website).


To access the flashcards, quizzes, please set up an individual account on AccessMedicine using your University of Edinburgh email address. Instructions can be found at



Acland Anatomy Online

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Description: High quality videos of Human Anatomy which use fresh, unembalmed specimens to retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living human body. Search or browse by structure.  Links can be made to specific points of relevance in the videos. A concise synchronised narration runs throughout and transcripts are available for download. There are self-assessment exams covering all topics.



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Description: Data from 500 international health care journals held by the British Library supplemented by relevant records from Medline. Subjects covered include: acupuncture, homeopathy, palliative care, occupational therapy and holistic treatments.
Coverage: 1985 - present.
Additional information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


American Academy of Ophthalmology eBook collections

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This ebook collection from the American Academy of Ophthalmology includes: the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) containing 13 volumes of ophthalmic reference texts, with new editions published annually and a number of textbooks published by AAO.


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Description: A multimedia 3D anatomy learning resource with interactive modules, animations and quizzes on organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems. There are four principal sections of Anatomy.TV:
  • 3D Atlas supports learning of gross anatomy with interactive 3D models, learning how to interpret clinical images, and preparation for dissection.
  • 3D Real-time allows you to create and save your own models of anatomical structures, useful for revision or teaching.
  • Functional Anatomy and Therapy supports learning about movement, muscle action, and correct exercise practice.
  • Anatomy and Physiology supports learning about anatomical structure and function in 20 self-paced modules.


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Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional. It contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

Detailed information about ASSIA

Coverage: 1987-present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users:  The Knowledge Network


Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination

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Bates Visual Guide is a video-based resource designed to support patient care skills development. We currently have access to the sections on physical examination, OSCE Clinical Skills as well as the Communication and Interpersonal Skills section.

Trial ends: 10/12/2023
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BioMed Central

Access information: Free access on and off-campus from
Description: An independent publishing house committed to providing open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. The University of Edinburgh is a member.
Coverage: Portfolio of 291 journals.


Access information: Access on and off campus. The link above defaults to search in the Web of Science Core Colletion. Please select BIOSIS Citation Index from the dropdown menu. 
Description: The electronic version of Biological Abstracts for information about contents of journals, meetings, patents, and books in the life sciences and biomedical research. Covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies.
Coverage: 1926 to present.
Additional Information: Detailed information about BIOSIS Citation Index


Access information: On campus or off campus and mobile app access.
Description: BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool from BMJ Evidence Centre designed to support clinical decision making from diagnosis to treatment. The latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion are combined in a single source and presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
Notes: Further instructions on mobile app installation at please note the library has set up IP address and/or Shibboleth authentication.


BMJ Case Reports

Access information: Access on and off campus. Access to BMJ Case Reports is currently unavailable due to a subscription renewal issue - this is being urgently pursued with the publisher. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 19/04/2023.
Description: BMJ Case Reports delivers a peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines so that healthcare professionals, researchers and others can easily find clinically important information on common and rare conditions.
Notes: An access code is required to upload any new Case Reports - see link above.


BMJ Learning

Access information On campus and off campus (off campus users: see initial access notes below). 
Remote access Initial access: You need to create your own BMJ login for this resource, using either a computer on campus or if you are off campus using the Virtual Private Network (VPN), to register for the first time. After this you can access the information with your user name and password without needing to be on campus or using the VPN. If you already have a BMJ account, you will need to log in with your existing user name and password, either with VPN or on campus, to refresh the account. If you cannot remember your password please click the forgotten password link on the website.  How to set up VPN:
Description BMJ Learning offers online, accredited and peer reviewed learning sessions in text, video, and audio formats for students, doctors and other healthcare professionals. All modules are based on the latest available evidence and are sorted by profession and specialty and can be stored in a personal BMJ portfolio.


British Pharmacopoeia

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Updated annually, the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the only comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for UK pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products. It includes approximately 4,000 monographs which are legally enforced by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. Medicinal products or active pharmaceutical ingredients sold or supplied in the UK must comply with the relevant monograph. All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) are reproduced in the BP, making the BP a convenient and fully comprehensive set of standards that can be used across Europe and beyond.


CAB Abstracts

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Access on and off campus. Due to a current technical problem with the CAB Abstracts database, any searches performed from 1 February 2024 onwards are unreliable and incomplete, returning fewer results than expected. Ovid have identified the cause of this issue and are working to resolve it as soon as possible. The work is expected to be complete by Monday 8 April 2024.  

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Description: CAB Abstracts is the world's leading agricultural database. Find journals, books, conferences and reports. It covers significant research and development literature in the fields of animal and crop husbandry, animal and plant breeding, plant protection, genetics, forestry, veterinary medicine, aspects of human health, human nutrition, rural development, leisure and tourism and the management and conservation of natural resources.


1910-1972 available by selection from Ovid menu.


8 concurrent users.


CINAHL Plus- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature

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Covers 4,175 nursing, allied health, biomedicine, behavioural science, education and consumer health journal sand a wide range of other material including books, dissertations, educational software and audiovisual material. Abstracts and alerts are available.

Detailed information about CINAHL

Coverage: From 1937.
Help: Online tutorial
Additional Information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network



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ClinicalKey (from Elsevier) is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches.  ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains the fulltext of Elsevier e-journals, e-books as well as videos, images and guidelines.

Note: Videos cannot be downloaded for offline viewing.  Additional institution login is required to download e-book chapter PDFs.
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Cochrane Clinical Answers

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Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.


Cochrane Interactive Learning

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Initial registration must be via Library proxy server - see Notes.


Self-paced learning modules on the full process for conducting systematic reviews according to Cochrane Collaboration guidance. The content is created by systematic review methods experts. There are 11 modules presented using text and multi-media, and including self-assessment in the form of exercises and quizzes.

Your progress through the modules is recorded so that you can see what you’ve completed and pick up where you left off.

For more information please see 


The first time you use this resource, you need to register to create account so that your progress may be recorded: click here for a step by step registration guide. There is a two-stage registration process – if you already have a Cochrane account, you can skip the first step.


Cochrane Library

Access information: Access on and off campus. Restricted to UK IP addresses.

Used to inform the practice of evidence-based medicine. Cochrane includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, the Cochrane Review Methodology Database and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. Updated quarterly.


CSH (Cold Spring Harbour) Protocols

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Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging.

Each monthly issue details multiple essential methods-a mix of cutting-edge and well-established techniques. Newly commissioned protocols and unsolicited submissions are supplemented with articles based on Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s renowned courses and manuals.

All protocols are up-to-date and presented in a consistent, easy-to-follow format.

Coverage: 2006-present


Complete Anatomy by 3D4Medical

Access information: Access on and off campus (requires application to be downloaded - see notes for instructions)

Interactive 3D anatomy learning resource. Complete Anatomy includes: layering of anatomical elements; interactive labelling; animations; courses & videos, quizzes and other tools.


In order to gain access, you need to register while on campus, or if you are off-campus with Virtual Private Network (VPN) enabled. 

To set up the VPN on your device, see:

To get started;

  1. Download the Complete Anatomy 2022 app via the Apple, Microsoft or Google app stores.
  2. Register in-app while on-campus or using VPN while off-campus. After registration, the app may be used off-campus without VPN.
  3. Open the app and complete the “sign up for free” process using your university email address
  4. Open Settings, My Account and enter your University Activation Code (Click here for University Activation Code)


Coronavirus Research Database

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The Coronavirus Research Database brings together trusted content from journals, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. This database brings together not only content from open-access journals, but also pre-prints and additional content being made freely available by major publishers from around the world. This versatile content set is designed to help students, researchers, and health care professionals investigate answers to pressing questions arising in the wake of the pandemic. The database will continue to grow as more is learned and new content is published.

Further information About Coronavirus Research Database



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Description: Contains over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) published during the 18th Century, covering a range of subjects including history, literature, religion, law, fine arts, and science. The full text of the collection is searchable, from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements.
Coverage: 18th Century.


EMBASE is a key resource


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The Excerpta Medica database, a major pharmacological and biomedical literature database covering about 8,500 journals from110 countries. Covers mainly journal literature (plus some book reviews and conference proceedings) with strong coverage of European journals.

Detailed information about EMBASE

Coverage: From 1947 to date.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network)

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Epidemiological database and point of care resource for worldwide diseases, drugs, and bacteria. Includes disease outbreak and vaccine coverage maps. Data is taken from over 20,000 sources including journals, monographs, public health organisations and ministries of health.

Generate comparison tables of infectious diseases, drugs and pathogens. Identify bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts and algae. Run driven differential diagnosis (DDx) tools to diagnos infectious disease. Trace disease outbreaks through history.

Decision trees for the probabilities of test results, or signs and symptoms, and “Why Not” modules help clarify why pathogens or diseases are not relevant to results. 

Coverage: Updated daily. Historical outbreaks data from 1348 AD.
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Short video tutorials:


Global Health (CABI)

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Description: Covers human health and disease, including communicable diseases, tropical diseases, parasitic diseases and parasitology, nutrition, community and public health, and medicinal and poisonous plants, from more than 16,000 journals as well as books and grey literature (dissertations, conferences, patents, standards, annual reports, etc.) from more than 130 countries.
Coverage: 1910 to present.


Access information: Access free.
Description: The Global Index Medicus (GIM) provides worldwide access to biomedical and public health literature produced by and within low- and middle- income countries. The main objective is to increase the visibility and usability of this important set of resources. The material is collated and aggregated by WHO Regional Office Libraries on a central search platform allowing retrieval of bibliographical and full text information. On June, 2015, the initiative formely called Global Health Library, adopted the name of Global Index Medicus. GIM is promoted and led by WHO as part of its strategy of knowledge management in global public health.


Henry Stewart Talks - Biomedical and Life Sciences

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Description: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection of over 2,800 seminar style talks by leading world experts. All of the seminars have been specially commissioned from leading scientists and are presented in a user-friendly format of animated slides with synchronized narration.


Medline is a key resource


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US National Library of Medicine database, covering worldwide medical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services. Corresponds to three printed indexes - Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature and International Nursing Index. Covers 5,600 journals published in the USA and about 70 other countries.

Detailed information about Medline

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Coverage: From 1946 to date.
NHS staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


MedOne Neurosurgery

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MedOne Neurosurgery is a unique online resource providing the global neurosurgical community with unprecedented access to Thieme’s entire neurosurgery collection (E-Books, Journals, Procedures, Cases, Media and Training Center).

  • E-Books - A fully searchable database with access to 244 neurosurgery e-books, including Greenbergs', Handbook of Neurosurgery, 9th edition.
  • E-Journals - Full access to content from:
    • Current Research Concussion (OA)
    • Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury (OA)
    • Journal of Brazilian Neurosurgery (OA)
    • Indian Journal of Neurosurgery (OA)
    • Indian Journal of Neurotrauma
    • Journal of Neurological Surgery: Central European Neurosurgery
    • Journal of Neurological Surgery: Skull Base
    • Journal of Neurological Surgery: Reports (OA)
  • Procedures - Step-by-step instructions for 418 surgical procedures.
  • Cases - Management and follow-up tips for 225 cases.
  • Media - 118,200 images with legends, 1,572 videos and 81 audio files.
  • Q&A - 1,500 multiple choice questions and answers from Neurosurgery Primary Board Review by Ross Puffer presents an upto-date question bank designed to prepare neurosurgeons for the ABNS written examination.
  • Training Center - 2,300 review questions linked to Greenberg for daily, need-to-know facts for all practicing neurosurgeons.


MedOne Ophthalmology

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Thieme's MedOne Ophthalmology is a postgraduate educational resource for ophthalmologists, providing a range of resources to support learning, diagnosis and management within surgical eye disease.

  • E-Books - A fully searchable database with access to 44 ophthalmology e-books
  • E-Journals - Access to content from the Open Access Journal of Academic Ophthalmology.
  • Content collections - Diagnosis-oriented content collection based on symptoms.
  • Media - Over 16,000 images with legends and 370 videos
NHS Lothian staff: MedOne Ophthalmology access with your Knowledge Network Login


MedOne Plastic Surgery

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Thieme's MedOne Plastic Surgery is a postgraduate educational resource for plastic surgeons and students, providing a range of resources to support learning and practice. The collection contains 8 ejournals, 150+ ebooks (including the core text, Essentials of Plastic Surgery by Janis), videos, procedures, other media, and over 1000 self-test Question and Answers categoried by region and procedure.

NHS Lothian staff: MedOne Plastic Surgery access with your Knowledge Network login


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Description: Electronic community for the cognitive and brain sciences, which includes the full text of major reference works and over 750 MIT Press cognitive science books, full text of MIT Press journals in the field of cognitive and brain sciences, as well as a growing collection of other relevant books, journals and reference works from other participating publishers.


Access information: Free access
Description: A dynamic, online version of the catalogue of human genes and genetic disorders created by Dr. Victor A. McKusick hosted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Gene descriptions have links to article records in PubMed, sequence records, maps, and related databases.


Access information: Free access, registration required
Description: OrthoMedia is a multimedia platform that hosts global orthopaedic conference material, training videos and podcasts, with surgical technique videos soon to be added.  OrthoMedia is intended to provide surgeons with the opportunity to watch talks from conferences and discover content their peers are creating online.


Access information: Free access, registration required
Description: OrthoSearch is a searchable database covering a wide range of orthopaedic content from specialty specific journals, general medicine, standards and guidelines, preprints, videos and podcasts in one place. The search tools use algorithms intended to retrieve the most relevant results.  



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A health education platform of 1,800 animated videos and 22,000 integrated practice questions, covering subjects including basic science, physiology, medicine and more. 

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The University of Edinburgh Student link:

The University of Edinburgh Faculty link:



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Access on and off campus - see registration guidance in Notes below.


Use your University of Edinburgh email address to create a personal account via The Library's institutional subscription:

Future access can then be direct from


A large searchable index of policy documents, guidelines, think tank publications and working papers from sources that are typically difficult to find in one place. Documents are parsed to find references, people and key concepts in relevant news stories, academic research, think tank output and other policy literature.  Full-text indexing can lead to discovery of additional citations.


Over 11 million full-text policy documents and grey literature from 32,000 organisations in 188 countries


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Pathologia is an online curated open-educational resource covering all aspects of human pathology that integrates the cellular and molecular basis of disease with clinical medicine. It has been designed for medical undergraduates as a replacement for the PathCAL system.

Individual topics will be addressed in separate CALs (Computer Assisted Learning), organised in themes within broader categories (introduction, disease processes, and organ systems).


Primal Pictures

see entry for Anatomy TV



Access information: Freely available from International Society for Infectious Diseases
Description: The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases is a current awareness tool with a database archive, recording infectious disease outbreaks and acute human exposure to toxins. It is produced by the International Society for Infectious Diseases, and contains reports from official sources, the media, observers and others, investigated by experts before inclusion.
Coverage: 1994 to present.


Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Millions of searchable citations to worldwide dissertation and theses. Around 70,000 new dissertations and theses added annually.
Coverage: Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.  Each dissertation published since July, 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Full-text: 1997 to date, with selected coverage from earlier years.  Full-text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution.


PsycINFO is a key resource

PsycINFO - Ovid interface

[PsycINFO via APA PsycNET]

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American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.

Detailed information about PsycINFO

Coverage: Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 29 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1806 to the present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


Access information: Free service of the National Library of Medicine (U.S.A.).

Includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

Additional information: Accessing full-text papers
Additional information:

Existing NCBI logins will stop working in June 2022, and it is no longer possible to create new NCBI accounts.

If you already have a MyNCBI account with saved work, you can link your existing account to your University of Edinburgh login:

  1. Sign in directly to NCBI with your username and password.
  2. Click your username, which is located on the top right of the browser page.
  3. Click “Change” in the “Linked Account” portlet.
  4. Search for University of Edinburgh using the search bar.
  5. You will be transferred to UoE login page. Use your University login to link your NCBI account.

To create a new NCBI login via your UoE login, 

  1. When you are presented with 3rd party routes to sign up, click “more sign up options”
  2. Search/browse for University of Edinburgh
  3. Log in with your University login
  4. Select Create a new NCBI account and confirm.

PubMed online training tours, tutorials and videos.


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Description: Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources.  Contains over 19 million author profiles, 99,000 institutional profiles, 7000 publishers, 94 million records, 2.4 billion cited references, covers over 29,000 journals and 330,000 books from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities. Over 43 million patents from WIPO, EPO, USPTO, JPO & UK Intellectual Property Office:
Coverage: For some subject areas, from 1788 onwards.  
User guide:
Note: The University of Edinburgh's Affiliation ID is 60027272 (used for configuring Papers 3 for Mac to work with Scopus).
Note: If you would like to register to receive personalised searches, alerts etc then select "Other Institution login", then add "Edinburgh" to the search box to find the University of Edinburgh log in link, select the Shibboleth option if requested.


SPORTDiscus with Full Text

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Covers serial and monographic literature in sport, recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, the psychology, history and sociology of sport, training, and conditioning. Full text is available for 550 titles.
Coverage: From 1949.
Additional information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: The database indexes physical education literature, including peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. The database is updated monthly.
Coverage: From 1970 onwards.


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Stockley’s Drug Interactions gives you access to drug interaction information.  It provides expertly authored advice on managing drug interactions, with over 4,500 detailed records, giving information on interactions, including to drug to drug, drug to herb, drug to food, and more.

Each record has a concise summary of clinical evidence, mechanism, importance and management of each interaction

Stockley’s Drug Interactions contains detailed, fully referenced and international information.


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Stockley’s Interactions Checker is an interactions checking tool, providing quick and easy access to interactions between drugs, foods and more.  The tool provides a simple snapshot of the severity, description and management guidance – whilst also linking you to the full record in Stockley’s Drug Interactions.

Stockley’s Interactions Checker allows an unlimited number of drugs to be searched at the same time and provides clear ratings on action, severity and evidence per interaction.  It searches and links to Stockley’s Drug Interactions, providing the guidance required to safely manage the selection of drugs.


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Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care. Trip has been online since 1997 and in that time has developed into the internet’s premier source of evidence-based content. As well as research evidence we also allow clinicians to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.

Trip Pro includes the following additional features and functionality:

  • 100,000+ extra systematic reviews
  • Medical images and videos
  • Links to millions of full-text articles
  • Export facility to reference management software
  • Advanced search


Access information:

Access on and off campus. For off campus access please use the University VPN - Access to the University network via the VPN.

To register for the mobile app, click Login/Register link and register as a new user using your email address.  Once registered, you can install the UpToDate Mobile App on up to two devices.

Description: UpToDate Anywhere is an evidence-based knowledge system authored by physicians to help clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. Content is continually updated and is based on the latest evidence; it undergoes a rigorous editorial process and is written by a global community of 5,100 physicians, world-renowned experts in their specialties. UpToDate also includes basic patient information for c.150 medical conditions.


Web of Science Core Collection is a key resource

Web of Science Core Collection

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  Russian Science Citation Index is not presently included in the Web of Science.

Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Cited reference searching, Impact Factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.


Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (both 1900 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards).

Also: Book Citation Indexes in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards), Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015 onwards), Current Chemical Reactions (1985 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Change "Search in:" to use: BIOSIS Citation Index (1926 onwards), Current Contents Connect (1998 onwards), Data Citation Index (1990 onwards), Derwent Innovations Index (1966 onwards), KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), Medline (1950 onwards), PrePrint Citation Index (1991 onwards), ProQuest Dissertatoins & Theses Citation Index (1637 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (2002 onwards), Zoological Record (1864 onwards).


Publisher userguide

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'):

Cited Reference Searching (pdf)


Journal Citation Reports (JCR): 

Journal Impact Factors and other measures on JCR (pdf)


Access information Available on and off campus.
Description 400 early printed works that trace the history and development of science and medicine from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and cover subjects from anatomy and botany to witchcraft and the occult
Coverage 15th - 17th century.


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