Online resources A–Z
Contains 19 anatomical modules with 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, a pronunciation guide and quizzes. User guide to using the resource available on the site.
*NHS OpenAthens password required
Subject coverage includes health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, education, human resource management, sport and leisure management, sociology of travel and tourism. Coverage from 1987 onwards.
Allied and complementary medicine database. Covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, palliative care, podiatry, and speech and language therapy. Coverage from 1981 onwards.
Subject coverage: curriculum; educational policy, planning and administration; special educational needs; adult and continuing education; educational psychology; higher education; teaching and teacher education; educational sociology; educational systems, levels and institutions; research and measurement techniques; vocational education and training; educational history. Particular strengths include educational policy and administration.
Gold-standard evidence from BMJ's Clinical Evidence. Peer-reviewed expert opinion. International guidelines. Information relating to over 10,000 diagnoses. Handouts for patients. All presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Now includes Cochrane Clinical Answers which contains clinical questions with short answers, and the opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.
Access from the NHS network or, if offsite, choose ‘Access through your institution’ > Search for the Trust > Login with BSUH. OpenAthens. An app is also available here >
BMJ Case Reports delivers a focused, 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. This collection of case reports has more than 2800 articles from over 70 countries.
*BSUH OpenAthens password required
The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
*BSUH OpenAthens password required
The British National Formulary for Children.
*BSUH OpenAthens password required
BOB is an interactive media streaming service which allows the user to view or listen to over 1 million TV and radio programmes, record from 60+ channels, create clips, search transcripts, compile playlists and more. Click the blue Sign In box saying you are from University of Brighton or University of Sussex. Login with your regular bsmsxxxx username and password when prompted.
Updated annually, the BP is the official, authoritative collection of standards for UK medicinal substances for human and veterinary use. All monographs and requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia are also included.
Subject coverage: nursing and allied health including health education, physiotherapy and social services in health care. Indexes books, journals, research reports and dissertations. Coverage from 1982.
ClinicalKey provides all of Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one online resource, which includes over 900 key books (many of which are on reading lists), over 500 journals and thousands of videos and images.
*BSUH OpenAthens password required
NICE CKS provides primary care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 350 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
A collection of databases containing high-quality evidence to inform people providing and receiving care, and those responsible for research, teaching, funding and administration at all levels. Includes full-text systematic reviews and a register of controlled trials.
Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database that indexes 4,600 journals from 70 countries. 1947–current.
Subject coverage: education in the USA, with some international references: curriculum; educational policy, planning and administration; special educational needs; adult and continuing education; educational psychology; higher education; teaching and teacher education; educational sociology; educational systems, levels and institutions; research and measurement techniques; vocational education and training; educational history. Coverage from 1966.
Global Health is a specialist bibliographic database dedicated to public health research and practice. It contains coverage of core public health literature, including the areas of tropical medicine, infectious diseases and epidemiology. From 1973 to present.
This collection of guidelines is based in the US but includes English-language guidelines from around the world.
Where to find official UK health statistics.
A comprehensive resource for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Coverage is multidisciplinary and international. Provides journal impact factors. Log in to Web of Knowledge and choose Journal Citation Reports.
*Access via University of Brighton at Journal Citations Reports
MEDLINE contains over four million citations and abstracts, The database contains a broad range of medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Subject content includes anatomy, communication disorders, microbiology, pathology, physiology, psychiatry, toxicology, parasitology, reproductive biology, epidemiology, gene therapy, surgical and pharmaceutical intervention, ethical and legal issues, laboratory techniques and procedures, diagnosis and management, clinical research trials and experimental treatment protocols, legislation and regulation, allied health specialties, investigational drugs, and new drug uses.
*MEDLINE is available from a variety of sources. Choose from the following:
Provides access to a number of resources, including Kucer's The Use of Antibiotics, Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference, Pharmaceutical Excipients, Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Stockley's Drug Interactions and Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions, British National Formulary and British National Formulary for Children.
Abstracting and indexing database produced by The MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service), coverage from 1971. [2 user licence available via University of Brighton]
Contains a searchable library of resources in the field of cognitive and brain sciences, including journals, books, reference works, online courses, and conference materials.
Searchable collection of articles from the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Independent, the Independent on Sunday, the Observer, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times and the Times. Coverage from 1996.
The principle aim of the NICE Evidence Search (previously called NHS Evidence) service is to provide easy access to a comprehensive evidence base for everyone in health and social care who takes decisions about treatments or the use of resources – including clinicians, public health professionals, commissioners and service managers – thus improving health and patient care. Provides a portal to a variety of online resources.
Online tool that provides a range of guidance from NICE on topics including: quality standards; technology appraisals; clinical, public health and social care guidelines; and NICE implementation tools.
UK government statistics on life expectancy and the impact of occupation, illness and drug misuse.
A catalogue of human genes and genetic disorders authored and edited by Dr Victor A McKusick and his colleagues at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere, and developed for the World Wide Web by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). The database contains textual information and references.
The accepted authority on the English language, with over 600,000 words— past and present—from the English-speaking world.
Provides full-text access to over 60 journals, covering 1894 to the present. The database is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
*Access via the University of Sussex
Subject coverage: psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law. Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. Journal coverage goes back to the 1800s and covers more than 1,900 journals. Chapter and book coverage includes English-language material published from 1987.
PubMed is a service of the US National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full-text articles and other related resources.
ScienceDirect provides access to over 1,800 journals covering mainly science, technology and medicine. Full-text access to subscribed titles from 1993 or later.
Free resource for undergraduate educators and students from Nature Publishing Group. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, which include the topics of evolution, gene expression and the rich complexity of cellular processes shared by living organisms. You can browse the library or search at www.nature.com/scitable/topics.
Covers scientific, technical, medical and social science literature (16,000 peer reviewed titles). Full-text links and abstracts back to 1966, a full 10-year reference backfile by 2005, and daily updates.
Access via University of Sussex >
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Subject coverage includes health care, housing, mental health, social care services, social policy and social work. Produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, it covers journal articles, websites, research reviews, legislation and government documents.
A multi-disciplinary sports index to international journals, monographs, reports and conference proceedings in all aspects of sport and leisure. Coverage includes sociology of sport and leisure, sports medicine, physiology, biomechanics, fitness, nutrition, psychology, coaching, dance education, sport management, leisure and recreation management, and physical education.
SpringerProtocols is a database of more than 28,000 life sciences protocols published between 1981 abd 2012. These documents provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories.
The James Lind Library has been created to help people understand fair tests of treatments in health care. The principles of fair tests are explained in essays with many examples.
TRIP (formerly Turning Research Into Practice) 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. It also allows users to search across other content types including images, videos, patient information leaflets, educational courses and news.
The UK Clinical Trials Gateway provides information on UK trials for participants and researchers.
Evidence-based summaries that cover every aspect of most medical conditions. Includes aetiology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Covers primary and secondary care.
*This online resource can be accessed remotely using the OpenAthens password or via the BSUH intranet on BSUH sites
A 3D interactive anatomy visualisation and education tool to explore the human body from head to toe via thousands of interactive anatomical structures.
Also available as an app to BSMS students and staff – contact the BSMS Library team for access to the app.
You can use Visual DX to build a differential diagnosis, to confirm a diagnosis, to help with patient engagement, through the use of patient information and being able to show patients more visual information and there is also therapy information on most of the cases.
Provides access to the following:
- Science Citation Index Expanded (1970–present)
- Social Sciences Citation Index (1970–present)
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975–present)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index: Science (1990–present)
- Conference Proceedings Citation Index: Social Science & Humanities (1990–present)
Covers a broad range of sources and is particularly good for interdisciplinary searches. Offers citation searching.