Purpose of this guide

This guide is designed to help provide you with subject support identifying the most useful resources for Medicine and Health Sciences.

The best place to start searching for research is LibrarySearch. The Library also subscribes to a number of subject specific resources.

Health Databases

CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

The Cochrane Library covering all aspects of health and medicine.

EBSCOHost allow you to search several full text and bibliographic databases. Of particular relevance are PsychINFO, Academic Search Complete and Abstracts in Social Gerontology.

Other general databases of relevance are Scopus, Google Scholar and Web of Science.


We subscribe to a large number of newspapers, both international and from the UK. They are available in a number of formats, including print and online. Visit the newspaper resources pages for full information and access to online holdings.

Information about global newspapers is included in the list of international newspapers, and a list of worldwide internet news sources is also available.

Media Diversified is a non profit platform that is working to enrich, engage and improve the UKs media landscape. It’s mission is to challenge the homogeneity of voices in the UK media news, through addressing the under-representation of BAME communities.

Alternative media

Many traditional sources such as books and journal articles can quite often present predominantly Eurocentric and Global North perspectives, consulting alternative media sources that offer marginalised and new voices more of a platform can help to balance out the biases.

Explore our list of curated alternative publishers and resources

Look at some of our diverse digital collections for example filter via Diversity on the Digital Resources Directory

We have a number of reading lists celebrating liberation months such as Black History, Disability History and LGBTQ+ History

Don’t forgot that alternative sources such as TED talks, YouTube and social media sites like Twitter can also offer other perspectives.