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This guide will help you locate key information about the Library for your subject - it is a great starting point but as your Academic Librarian, I will always be happy to help with further queries.

Need Help? Need Help?

If you need help with Library Resources, here are your best options:

1. This guide! It has loads of useful information.

2. If you want more detailed guides to key skills like search strategy and referencing, the Library Toolkit has lots of material to get you started.

3. If neither of those things help and you need some personalised support, come to one of the drop-in sessions (details in the box below) to see your Academic Librarian.

4. If you can't make the drop-in sessions, ask questions using the Contact Form.

Drop-Ins Drop-Ins

Come along to any of the drop-ins listed below to ask Library-related questions, big or small! Sessions get busy so it is worth bringing work with you to do while you wait for a 1:1 consultation.

Changes to regular schedule:

Drop-in on Wed 12 Dec is cancelled due to Health Science meeting.
Tue and Thu drop-ins are now finished for the Christmas break. They will resume in Jan. (Weds still going on over holiday.)

Drop-in times:



ECB, 2nd Floor Landing



Library Conference Room



Queens, 2.01

Search our Collections Search our Collections

Library Search  Library Search is the one-stop shop for searching all of our collections - physical and electronic. It attempts to pull in data from every database we have access to, and is a good place to start a search.
Find Databases The Library subscribes to many databases, and to get the best results you'll need to search subject-specific databases individually (rather than through Library Search).
Find E‑Journals Each database we subscribe to includes content from many different journals. If you want to look at articles from just one, use the Find E-journals tool to see which journals we have access to.


More information on how to navigate these tools can be found in our library search guide.

Key resources for Medicine Key resources for Medicine

Medline - Medline (EbscoHost) | Medline (Ovid) | Medline (PubMed)

An index database. Contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world from journals covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and the biomedical sciences. 

Embase - Embase (Ovid)

An index database. Contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature with over 28 million indexed records from thousands of peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings — includes over 6 million records that can't be found in MEDLINE. 

Cochrane Library - Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about groups in The Cochrane Collaboration. 

Other useful resources for Medicine Other useful resources for Medicine

BMJ Best Practice
A decision-support tool for doctors giving a step-by-step guide to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis

"Cite them right"
Guide to referencing different information sources.

Guide to ebooks at UEA
Web-page about access to UEA library's e-books

Subject guide to useful statistical resources

Google Scholar
Search engine for scholarly literature.  Set ‘Library Links' preference to allow links to UEA subscribed resources.  

Department of Health (England)

Public Health Portal of the European Union

World Health Organization

NHS Resources

NHS Evidence
A suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice

East of England Health Libraries

MED Librarian MED Librarian

Matthew Smith

01603 59 2412

Office: Library, Room 1.18
Working hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5

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Further info Further info

Library BlogThe library blog covers useful information on individual resources.