Key resources for Students. Find further information in the Online Library and other Specialty pages. Register for an OpenAthens account to make the most of the healthcare resources.
Look under Evidence for research reviews, evidence-based guidelines, validated research articles and research-based clinical options.
Literature contains indexes of published information from journals, conference abstracts, reports and academic theses. Critically appraise results to exclude poorly conducted clinical trials, reports and articles and locate relevant, valid information.
The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ connects NHS staff and learners to high quality knowledge and evidence resources in one place.
Funded by Health Education England, it includes:
- Journals, books and databases
- Clinical decision support resources including NICE Guidelines and BMJ Best Practice
- Resources purchased nationally and locally
- One-click links to full-text, request a copy or contact an NHS library
All require OpenAthens unless otherwise indicated
Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides
BMJ Best Practice: Clinical decision support tool, structured around patient consultation, advice on symptom evaluation, tests and treatment approach. Access thousands of clinical topics and 6000+ clinical guidelines. Create a personal account and download the app. Password free access onsite via the Trust intranet Applications page
BMJ Case Reports: Collection of cases to locate information on common and rare conditions
Clinical Key: Provides access to a large collection of books, journals, drug information, images and videos including:*
- Davidson’s principles and practice of medicine
- Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics
Clinical Knowledge Summaries: Summaries of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best evidence
ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
Cochrane Library: Reliable evidence on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and treatments
DynaMed: high quality evidence-based information, user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care
NICE Evidence: Free, open access to a range of selected and authoritative health and social care evidence-based information. NICE Medicines Information is available within searches on NICE Evidence or search medicines separately. Login with OpenAthens to access the full range of online journals available including:
Royal Marsden Manual: key text for student nurses and student midwives. The 10th edition of the Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Procedures includes 350+ evidence-based clinical procedures related to every aspect of care. There is a short Online Help Tutorial and a comprehensive Help section. Please click here to access Royal Marsden Online if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics and topic searches can be limited to Drug Interactions. Password free within the hospital but requires OpenAthens off site. There is also a comprehensive section on specialties in What’s New. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust*
(*Not available to all organisations)
The ‘NHS Knowledge and Library Hub’ links to journal citations, abstracts and some full-text articles.
These require OpenAthens
- BNI: The British Nursing Index contains comprehensive coverage of all nursing and midwifery titles in the UK in addition to a number of International titles
- CINAHL: Nursing and allied health care literature from Europe and North America
- EMBASE: European database of biomedical and pharmacological literature
- EMCARE: Nursing and allied health literature
- Medline: Clinical, medical and nursing literature
PubMed: Password Free. Extensive index of medical, biomedical and nursing resources. Some full-text articles are free access
Anatomy TV: Interactive 3D resource bank of images, video clips and slides which can be used for education and training purposes in lectures and presentations OpenAthens
BMJ Case Reports Collection of free images and videos relating to common and rare conditions
ClinicalKey: Provides access to a large collection of reference material, books, journals, images and videos* OpenAthens
ClinicalSkills: This resource lists more than 160 clinical skills procedures for adults and children, regularly updated and in a user-friendly illustrated format. Please click here to access Clinical Skills if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust* OpenAthens
New England Journal of Medicine Images in Clinical Medicine offers a range of slides which are grouped by specialty.
Trip Database: search a topic and there are options to limit to images or videos
UpToDate: This resource includes updated reviews of clinical topics in 27 medical specialties. There is an option to limit any search topic to Graphics to locate images. Please note: drug information in UpToDate is designed for use in the USA, so may differ from UK product licenses and accepted practice. Please click here to access UpToDate if using a computer within the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust* OpenAthens
Wellcome Images: This open access resource provides a collection of biomedical images covering the history of medicine, and include: disease, surgery and general healthcare. Images are freely available to download for personal, academic teaching or study use
(*Not available to all organisations)
Your universities will offer the most appropriate online revision tools
OnExamination: Sorry but our access to OnExamination does not include any undergraduate exams.
The site is an online revision resource to assist doctors in preparation for membership exams. Questions and explanatory answers on current and typical themes
Oscestop: Sorry but the library does not contribute or pay towards Oscestop access.
The site contains regularly updated content on the essential skills in which junior doctors must be competent. Additionally this site offers interactive OSCE stations representing those which are likely to come up in examinations
Academic Skills and Development: Academic Skills and Development (SPLASH) is the dedicated learning development team at the University of Surrey. Based on level one of the library you will find Learning Development Advisers and Learning Development Librarians
Disability and Neurodiversity Support: The Disability and Neurodiversity Service provides support to all students at the University of Surrey with a disability as defined by The Equality Act (2010). This includes: Specific learning differences (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia), Autistic spectrum conditions, Physical disabilities, long-term medical conditions and sensory impairments, Mental health conditions
Behind the Headlines: Find the facts behind the newspaper headlines concerning health news
BNF Publications: The BNF APP is available to download
Neil’s Toolbox: provides help on Harvard referencing
NICE Evidence: Search engine for locating NICE guidelines, medicines information, and patient information.
NHS Jobs: Search for job vacancies in the health service
Trip database: Clinical search engine to find high-quality research evidence
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