General Search Engines
A selection of search engines that are useful for research
News and media resources
Medical Portals & Search Engines
Search engines that focus specifically on health resources
Online reference sources, including leading reference sources, dictionaries, guidelines and journals
Organisations conducting general and specific research, or offering research services
Scottish Ophthalmic Oncology Service
Service providing treatment, training, and research for malignant (cancerous) eye conditions
British National Formulary - BNF
The BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
Chief Scientists Office
Responsible for encouraging and supporting health research. The CSO aims to improve both health in Scotland and NHS services. Responsible for R&D Strategy for the NHS Scotland.
Online library from NHSScotland
ECRI (formerly the Emergency Care Research Institute)
Independent non-profit health services research agency. Information on research and services available from ECRI
Fife NHS Library Services
Available to all NHS Staff working in Fife. Between the six NHS Libraries in Fife, a variety of specialist and general collections are provided
Glasgow Health Information
Glasgow Health Information (GHI) is a central gateway to quality online health information and learning resources
Health Care Information Courses - from The British Library
Dates, prices and details for courses that cover finding, accessing, using and creating healthcare information
Health Economics Research Unit
HERU is the main centre for research into health economics in Scotland.
Health Management Online
Health Management Online is a national healthcare management information resource for all NHS professionals working in Scotland
Health Services Research Unit
The Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) has a national remit to research the best ways to provide health care, and to train those working in the health services in research methods.
National electronic Library for Health (UK national)
Links to UK NHS resources focused towards health professionals
The magazine began publication in 1956 and is the most popular science magazine in Britain
Nursing Research Initiative for Scotland
Provides a focus for direct patient care research within Scotland.
Picker Institute Europe
An Independent research charity which measures patients’ experiences of health care and using this information to improve the provision of health care
PubMed - The NLM's Medline Search Service
The National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals
Scottish Government Statistics - Health and Care
Collection of statistical resources relating to health and care, made available by the Scottish Government
Scottish Health Information Network
Aims to ensure the best possible access to the knowledge base of health care through supporting activities and developments in library and information services in Scotland
ISD Scotland (formerly Scottish Health Statistics)
Provides information and statistics on health in Scotland. The website of ISD Scotland (Information Services Division of NHSScotland)
Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory
National reference service for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus – ‘staph’; an infection having minor or serious health implications. The lab also provides nationwide clinical MRSA services
Interface (successor to Scottish Research Network)
A central access point for industry to Scotland’s university research base. We provide information about the specialist expertise that is available at our universities.