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Health and Care

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As a library member you can access a range of e-resources by logging in with your library card number and PIN.

  • Credo Reference - search and browse many reference books online, for example, 'Black's Medical Dictionary', 'Royal Society of Medicine Health Encyclopaedia' and 'Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary'
  • Newspapers online - search for health news items from daily and Sunday newspapers; for historical information there is also the 'Times Digital Archive' first published in 1785 and covering over 200 years
  • NHS - the National Health Service site for the public, information on many medical conditions, along with treatments, healthy living, contact details for GPs, hospitals and much more
  • For more, specially selected, health and care web sites see the Health and Well-being section of WebLinks
  • For local information and council support, see Health and Social Care at the Central Bedfordshire Council web site and Bedford Borough Council Social Care and Health
  • For more local services and for support groups search the Local Information Database

In the Library

  • You can browse academic articles on Health and Biological Sciences for free using the Access to Research service


Page last updated: 7th August 2020