Medline and research support

As a BMA member you can search Medline directly or access our dissertation and research service for expert help.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021
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What is Medline?

Medline is an extensive and world leading bibliographical database covering biomedicine.

It is owned by the National Library of Medline in the United States and holds over 23 million references, from over 5,000 journals. Over 40 languages are covered.

Access to full text and order articles via Medline

Access articles on open access and from our e-journal collection of over 1,000 titles.

For non-electronic articles order directly through our document delivery service by selecting the items on your results list and choosing the ‘order’ tab.

 

Dissertation and research support

COVID-19

This service has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

We offer services to help you with your research including free database searches on:

  • Medline
  • Embase
  • PsycINFO
  • HMIC
  • Cochrane Library databases.

 

Book an assisted search session

COVID-19

This service has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Discuss your research project in depth with a research specialist and gain direct support in developing your search strategy.

These free to members sessions are by appointment only and can be booked on an ad-hoc basis.

 

Training to improve your search skills

COVID-19

This service has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

We offer on demand and by appointment only sessions.

Sessions are face-to-face and can be tailored to your needs.

The session will typically last for one hour and a half and are free for BMA members.

You will learn how to:

  • search Medline using both medical subject headings and keywords
  • structure your search using a simple step-by-step technique
  • tailor your search to your own needs whether you need to be targeted or comprehensive in scope
  • handle your results.

 

Keep up to date

COVID-19

This service has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

Staying up to date with the latest evidence can be vital. Fill out a form to register for updates today and we will send you emails when the most recent evidence and research is released.