E-resources

Enjoy fast remote access to our range of e-resources. Please note access to e-resources is only available to RSM members for private research and study. 

To access the e-resources:

  • Sign in on the RSM website
  • Enter your search term below and you will be taken to the results page
  • Select 'Click here' in the yellow bar at the top of the results page to authenticate you are an RSM member

 

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Join today and get instant access to the RSM Library’s digital resources including e-journals, e-books and medical databases, plus a range of other benefits.

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E-journals and e-books

Use EBSCO’s Full Text Finder to search for an e-journal or e-book. Search by title, subject or ISSN/ISBN number. 

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Library catalogue

Information about physical items held within our Library collection, including books, journals, manuscripts, tracts and portrait holdings. 

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Medical databases

Medical databases to support your clinical decision-making and research: Medline, Embase, AMED, DH-Data. Links to additional databases ClinicalKey, The Cochrane Library and The King’s Fund Library Database are available below.

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Your use of licensed library e-resources

As a member of the Royal Society of Medicine you have access to a rich electronic library available to you 24/7 wherever you are studying. Unauthorised use and abuse of these services, unintentional or otherwise, may lead to access being denied for the entire institution.

You, as an authorised user, are responsible for ensuring that your use of the resources complies with the licence terms and conditions. If you have any questions about the licensing of a specific electronic resource, please contact the library@rsm.ac.uk.

Help us keep our e-library accessible for all members by following our Dos and Don’ts:

Do

RSM members as “Authorised users” may:

  • Make use of the resources for personal research, teaching and private study ONLY
  • Print or electronically save a single copy of a ‘portion’ of licensed materials; one article or 5% of a single journal issue is considered acceptable
  • Provide a print or electronic copy of the licensed material for use in national or international regulatory authority submissions

Don't

RSM members must not:

  • Make use of the resources for any commercial purpose, including private consulting or entrepreneurial activities
  • Systematically print or download multiple portions of licensed content
  • Share login details with others be they members, co-authors or non-members
  • Share downloaded or printed materials with unauthorised users in any format
  • Amend or remove any copyright information visible on licensed content

About each database

AMED

The Allied and Complementary Medicine database covers literature relating to complementary or alternative medicine, palliative care and allied health disciplines.

DH-Data

Database of the UK Department of Health’s Library and Information Services. Contains publications relating to health services, and social care management and administration.

Embase

Comprehensive international bibliographic database of references to journal articles covering biomedical and pharmacological research.

Medline

Bibliographic database of references from the world’s leading journals on medical, healthcare, nursing, dental and veterinary topics.

ClinicalKey

A dynamic clinical resource designed to give fast clinically relevant answers from Elsevier’s vast medical and surgical collection of books, journals, videos and images.

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The Cochrane Library

A collection of databases providing evidence about the effects of healthcare, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This service is available to UK residents through national funded licences. View access options.

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The King’s Fund Library Database

Freely accessible catalogue of references and publications covering health and social care management, policy, systems, services and leadership.

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Subject bibliographies

The Library regularly produces bibliographies of new additions to the catalogue, focusing on medical specialties and allied healthcare topics.

The bibliographies are free to collect from the Library enquiries desk. Alternatively complete our online form or email library@rsm.ac.uk to request a copy.

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Other Library resources and services

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Use the Library

The RSM is home to one of the largest and most up-to-date medical libraries in Europe — it is open to members 24/7.

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Document Delivery

Document delivery

Our document delivery service is an easy and convenient way to gain access to chapters from books, journals and articles held in the Library collection. 

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Literature searches

Use the skills and expertise of our librarians to carry out literature searches on your behalf, including biomedical and scientific databases. 

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