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Health Informatics

This is UCLan's Health Informatics library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Megan Benson


To find books on the Library shelves, use the Library Search. If the Library does not have the book you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

In addition to our print collection, we have a growing collection of full-text electronic books, the largest and most comprehensive of which is Ebook Central, a collection of over 130,000 ebooks from a range of publishers and covering all subject areas.

Journals and Articles

If you have a reference for a particular journal article, or if you want to find out if we take a particular journal title, use the Journal Finder.
If the Library does not have the journal article you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

eResources and Databases


A database is an index to published journal articles.

Recommended Resources for Health Informatics

  • Business Source Complete - full text business and management journals, including health management.
  • CINAHL Complete – the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides the full text of over 1,300 titles and indexes for over 5,000 more.
  • Embase – part of the Ovid collection, Embase is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database, indexing over 3,500 journals. Subjects covered include public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, and health policy.
  • Emerald Management - database of full-text management, including health services management articles.
  • Health Management Database (Proquest) - provides the most reliable and relevant information on a wide range of topics, including: hospitals, insurance, law, statistics, business management, personnel management, ethics, health economics and public health administration.
  • Ingenta Connect - full text articles to which the Library subscribes in the social sciences and humanities.
  • Proquest Central - Multiple databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion.
  • Science Direct - 1500 scientific, technical and medical full-text journals

Additional Resources

  • Academic Search Complete - Includes biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women's studies.
  • Acland's Anatomy - Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • BMJ Best Practice - BMJ Best Practice is a decision support tool for use at the point of care. It contains thousands of diagnosis and diagnostic tests, diagnostic and treatment guidelines, over 200 patient information leaflets, and provides medical calculators covering equations, decision trees, converters and optimisers.
  • EThOS - allows you to search over 250,000 theses records, freely download the full text of any UK thesis that has been digitised, and order for downloading any thesis from one of the participating institutions. It is managed by the British Library.
  • HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) - includes the database of the Department of Health's Library and Information Services and the King’s Fund Information and Library Service database. Together they contain in excess of 240,000 records relating to health and social care management information mostly with a UK focus.
  • Primal Pictures ( - Features 3D computer graphic models of human anatomy, dissection and radiology slides, animations and movie clips of biomechanics and surgical procedures.

Megan Benson - Faculty Librarian for Health and Wellbeing

Megan Benson

Faculty Librarian for Health and Wellbeing
01772 895057