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Health care information

We offer comprehensive coverage of medicine and health care across our products and services. We can also help you find health or medical information from other sources, including free internet resources.

Subjects covered by our resources include:

  • medicine
  • complementary and alternative medicine
  • allied health professions including: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapies, and podiatry
  • nursing
  • health care management
  • pharmaceuticals
  • health care services and products
  • history of medicine
  • telemedicine via the Telemedicine Information Service

British Library staff also produce AMED (the Allied and Complementary Medicine Database), and do a range of indexing projects, including some of the UK journals for the Medline database.


For general queries about the British Library's products and services relevant to health, please contact:

Health care information enquiries
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

Email: Ask the Reference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7288
Fax: +44 (0)20 7412 7495