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Your subject-specific guide to library resources

Every subject has unique and specialist types of information that add rigour and interest to research.  Usually, you’ll need to look beyond Library Search for these information types; some are accessed via specialist databases, while others are available online via websites, social media or streaming platforms.

We’ve picked out some key resources for your subject here but you might like to explore our Resource Guides for more resources on different information types.

Published by Elsevier ClinicalKey gives you electronic access to some of the most popular recommended clinical textbooks plus lots of other useful resources including images and video. Subjects covered include medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. It allows you to add a book to your own Bookshelf, highlight text, add notes, create flashcard, make presentations and more. All of which is described in this Blog post.

Alternatively watch our playlist of ClinicalKey Videos.

ClinicalKey is available via the App which can be accessed using the ClinicalKey Quick App set-up instructions.

Students doing a substantial placement in the NHS can access BMJ Best using their NHS Athens username and password.

You would normally set up your NHS Athens account at the start of the first year of your course. If you have not done this or need to reactivate your Athens account please email for help.

  • Go to the BMJ Best practice website and login in the top right hand corner.
  • Login using the Access through your Institution on the right hand side and select Newcastle University NHS in England.
  • Enter your Athens username and password to access, where you will be asked to register an account with BMJ.
  • You will need to remember the registration details for future logins.

Link to the Medicine in Literature guide

The Collection is a range of resources on the broad theme of literature and art in medical related subjects and includes books, films, poetry and graphic novels. The focus is on patients, doctors and society, perspectives and experiences. 

Resource Guides

Explore the different types of information available at the Library.

Support and services

Explore further tools, guides and support from the Library.