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Medical Sciences: Online Resources

About Online Resources

The library pays for you to be able to use high quality information collected together into databases. In library research, a database is where you find:

  • journal articles
  • images
  • films, TV and radio programmes
  • specialist subject information

Each database contains thousands of items which you can search simultaneously and quickly to find the most recent or most relevant information. If the database has a Search icon, you can use the library search tool to find what you need.

Remember, if you can’t find what you are searching for, ask one of the library staff, or if you would like more direct one to one support on library searching or advanced library searching, you can book an appointment with a member of the library team.





Nursing and Midwifery



Critical Appraisal Skills Programme

CASP offers critical appraisal skills training, workshops and tools, helping you read and check health research for trustworthiness, results and relevance.

Department of Health
Mental Health Foundation
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Social Care Institute for Excellence



Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
The ABPI represents innovative research- based biopharmaceutical companies, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.
British Pharmaceutical Students' Association
The BPSA was founded in 1942 and is the only national body that solely represents pharmacy students and pre-registration trainee pharmacists.
Cells Alive
Interactive modules covering cell biology, microbiology, immunology and microscopy.
Chemist and Druggist
Chemist + Druggist features the latest UK community pharmacy news on business and clinical issues; articles and training courses to assist pharmacists with their continuing professional development.
Online tutorials on Atomic Structure and Bonding, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Instrumental analysis, Basic Organic Chemistry, Organic Reaction Mechanisms and links to other useful Chemistry sites
Electronic Medicines Compendium
This site provides the UK approved information sheets for prescription medicines. It is an up-to-date official source of information about medicines.
Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists
GHP exists to defend the interests of individual employed pharmacists working in hospitals, primary care and other healthcare institutions for both the NHS and commercial healthcare providers throughout the UK.
Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.
Medicines and Prescribing Support from NICE
A comprehensive suite of guidance, advice and support for delivering quality, safety and efficiency in the use of medicines.
National Pharmacy Association
Supporting independent community pharmacies and helping you to grow your business.
Periodic Table
An interactive periodic table from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Pharmaceutical Journal
A peer-reviewed medical journal covering various aspects of pharmacy, including pharmacology and pharmaceutics.
Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee
PSNC promotes and supports the interests of all NHS community pharmacies in England and covers topics on pharmacy IT, dispensing and supply, funding and statistics and the healthcare landscape.
Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre
RDTC aim to promote the safe, effective and economical use of medicines within the NHS across the North of England. We deliver a broad range of services for healthcare professionals, relating to prescribing and the use of medicines.
World Health Organization 
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system


Useful Study Apps

Medical Terms and Dictionary with common and uncommon words, terms and phrases. Used by physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs, medical students, nursing students and more.

Medscape from WebMD is the leading medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.

Interactive anatomy reference with 3D rotational models, Gray's anatomy images add-on, a muscle highlighting tool and full description!

Box of Broadcasts

BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive. 

With BoB you can...

  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • Embed content in your work and share on social media
  • One-click citation for easy academic referencing 
  • Available on all devices

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How to log in:

Select your institution: The Manchester College

You will be asked to log in with your student/staff email address and password.

User Guides

Need help logging in, finding information or using online resources?

Take a look at our user guides to find out more about how to use our online resources.