There are a vast number of sites with material of interest to medicine and health sciences students; the individual sites below are a very small selection of what is available. Most of the resources below are freely available on the internet. In addition, the Library subscribes to a vast range of e-resources: see other pages within this guide for subscription e-books, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Subject gateways – health and medicine

  • peer led internet resource for UK doctors (GMC membership number required for registration)
  • HON (Health On the Net): not for profit international Swiss initiative to make quality guidance about medical treatments and health information available to patients and public
  • Healthfinder: US Government version of HON
  • Martindale’s Virtual Nursing Center: index of internet nursing resources
  • Medscape Today: registration required (free) for extra features
  • NLH (National Library for Health): the NHS electronic library provides NHS staff with the essential information resources needed to carry out their work, and is part of a further drive by the health service to support professional development
  • RXList: internet drug index
  • WWW – Medicine & Health Virtual Library: internet directory
  • WWW – Pharmacy Virtual Library: directory of pharmaceutical resources

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