The simplest and quickest way to find good quality academic reading relevant to your lectures and assignments is to search for the online reading list. Lists link directly to ebooks and articles in ejournals.
Databases are online searchable collections providing access to a range of information including journal articles. Some databases will link to the full text of articles, others will only provide the reference.
Please see the Online Literature Searching page for advice about searching the databases.
Useful web links
Department of Health information, some full text reports, statistics, annual reports
Health on the Net offers news, conference papers, links to other sites and Medline searching.
Opengrey 700,000 references of grey literature produced in Europe
Propofology free resources for continuing education in anaesthesia, critical care and general undergraduate
Evidence Based Practice
Bandolier A monthly journal produced in Oxford for the NHS R & D Directorate.
Centre for Evidence Based Medicine Contains the EBM Toolbox a collection of useful analytical tools for Evidence Based Medicine and teaching materials including scenarios, worksheets to support the teaching of evidence based medicine. Also includes the EBM Glossary.
Clinical Evidence From the BMJ Publishing Group, Clinical Evidence is the international source of the best available evidence for effective health care. It promotes informed decision making by summarising what's known -- and not known -- about the treatment and prevention of nearly 200 medical conditions.
TripDatabase From Centre for Research Support, University of Wales College of Medicine
Office for National Statistics The latest comprehensive range of official UK statistics and information about statistics. Free access to a selection of recently released publications.
World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe - Information sources
Global Health Observatory Health and health-related statistical information. Includes AIDS/HIV, disease, immunisation, injury, life expectancy, mortality, population.
Association for Postnatal Illness Information and Newsletter
Midwifery Today Electronic journal and information
Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology For guidelines, good medical practice and clinical governance
Safe Motherhood UNICEF site to promote safe motherhood by helping build mother-friendly societies. tells you The UNICEF site has some good information on such topics as AIDS, education, facts and figures on the world's children and child labour.
StudentMidwife.net RCM's student midwife site
Operating Department Practitioners
Resuscitation Council For guidelines, information and documents
Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine (APEM) Charitable organisation affiliated to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Website provides information for health care professionals.