For quick searches, to find books, journals or articles, it is best to use the search box on the Healthcare Library website, entering simple keywords.
For more advanced searches, try using some some of the resources listed on this page.
If you need any help or training, get in touch with your Specialist Lirbarian, whose contact details are below.
Use bibliographic databases to search through millions of articles from 1,000s of journals.
Below are the Healthcare Library databases most relevant to medicine, dentistry and healthcare sciences.
Click on a database to access it (if prompted, you will need to log in with your Healthcare Library username and password).
You might want to search other databases, depending on the topic, and scope, of your search. You can view and access all Healthcare Library databases by clicking the link below.
Click the links below to search within individual publisher websites for articles from journals subscribed to by the Healthcare Library. Searching publisher and journal websites in this way is useful for identifying new articles before they are indexed in databases such as MEDLINE.
Zetoc Alerts from the British Library email you the contents pages of new journal issues.
To access Zetoc, click the link below and, when prompted, log in with your Healthcare Library username and password.
To learn how set up a Zetoc Alert, contact your Specialist Librarian, or view the video below (click the square in the bottom right corner to view it full-screen).
Your Specialist Librarian prepares monthly and bi-monthly current awareness bulletins, containing links to new, full-text articles on a range of specialties. To view bulletins, and to subscribe to receive new issues by email, click the link below.
Grey literature is research material that isn’t formally published in a journal or a book. Some useful sources of grey literature are listed below.
Clinical Trial Registries
Some key statistical sources are listed below.