Health Sciences

Your subject page provides links to key subject resources available in the library and online, accessible both on and off campus, guides about using information for your studies and links to additional resources. 

Subject Resources

Reading Lists

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.


SurreySearch allows you to search for books, articles, AV materials, databases, items in our archives and special collections and the research outputs of our academics and PhD students.

Journals and eJournals (electronic journals)

Journals and eJournals are available in print or online and are published frequently, i.e. monthly, quarterly. Journals can be peer reviewed: read by other experts in the field prior to publication. 


Useful web links

NICE Evidence Search A key web portal to search Health resources and specialist collections. Students on placement and NHS staff can register for an NHS OpenAthens account here

Department of Health News, information, some full text reports, statistics, annual reports

Health on the Net offers news, conference papers, links to other sites and Medline searching.

NHS Centre for Reviews & Dissemination

The Visible Human Anatomically detailed, 3-D representations of the normal male and female human bodies.

World health Organisation (WHO) Publications and links.

Opengrey 700,000 references of grey literature produced in Europe 

Propofology free resources for continuing education in anaesthesia, critical care and general undergraduate medicine

Cancer Nursing

British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Nurses

Cancer Research UK

Macmillan Cancer Relief Includes information and links to Macmillan Nurses

National Cancer Institutes Bibliographic Database

NHS Cancer screening programmes

UK Prostate Link Quality assessed information about prostate cancer

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

Health Statistics

Department of Health Statistics  

National Centre for Social Research

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.

The General Register Office for Scotland

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.

Mental Health

BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Depression Alliance "The leading UK charity for people affected by depression". Symptoms, treatments, getting help and survival guide

Mental Health Foundation For information, reports and publications

MIND The mental health charity - information and links

PsychNet-UK Mental health and psychology directory

Rethink For those with severe mental illness

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health Information

Sane Campaigns for an end to stigma surrounding mental illness

Scottish Association of Mental Health Reports and Information

UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy


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. RCM's student midwife site

Operating Department Practitioners

Association for Perioperative Practice

Resuscitation Council For guidelines, information and documents

Palliative Care

Growth House Guide Death, dying, grief and bereavement gateway site

National Council for Palliative Care

Paramedic Practice

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.

College of Paramedics

The Resuscitation Council (UK)

For Researchers

Research Gate

Researcher Development

Faculty Library Support

Karen Gravett - Information Skills Librarian
Gill Downham - Information Skills Librarian
Ellie Roberts - Faculty Engagement Librarian
Contact Us - Students Contact Us - Academics

Information skills tutorials for Health Sciences

Library induction for Health Sciences 

How to do a literature search

Distance Learning Students

Health Sciences students are able to make use of our service for Distance Learners (DiLIS) should they need additional support 

Placement Students

Library services are available to Health Sciences students while on placement from the Hospital Trust Libraries

Guide to Shelfmarks

Nursing (general) 610.73
Anatomy and physiology 611 and 612
Children's nursing 610.7362 or 618.92
Clinical nursing 610.73 or 616.083
Community nursing 610.7343
Counselling and helping 361.06
Ethics 174.2
Health assessment 616.075
Health promotion 613.071
Mental health nursing 616.890231 or 610.7368
Midwifery 618
Operating Departmental Practice 617
Research 610.73072
Social care 362

Where we are

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