If you want to quickly and easily see new titles that have been added to our e-book collection, or which e-books are currently the most popular with BMA members, we have the following two curated collections to help you achieve this.

New E-Books

The New E-Books curated collection brings together all of the titles that we have added to our collection in the previous month. You can also find three sub-collections, one for each of the preceding months, allowing you to rapidly browse and access all of the e-books we have added in the last four months:

Top Ten E-Books

We also have a Top Ten E-Books curated collection which, as the name suggests, displays the current ten most accessed titles in our e-book collection.

Both collections include direct access links to each title, allowing you to quickly access the e-books. These curated collections are updated every month.

If you have any comments or queries about either of these curated collections please email: e-books@bma.org.uk

There are hundreds of procedure videos available to BMA members on ClinicalKey, covering a range of different specialties, including:

  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiovascular
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family Medicine/​General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery

To access the procedure videos simply go the ClinicalKey home page, scroll down and click on the Procedure Videos button:

In addition to this, there are hundreds of thousands of items of multimedia content, both images and videos, covering an extensive range of specialties. You can use these images, free of charge, for non-commercial purposes. To access them simply go the ClinicalKey home page, scroll down and click on the Multimedia button:

If you have any queries about accessing the Procedure Videos on ClinicalKey, or the Multimedia content, please get in touch with us by sending an email to: bma-library@bma.org.uk

Have you used ClinicalKey?

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine from Elsevier featuring books, medical journals, images, videos, First Consult content and much more. ClinicalKey is updated daily, so you can be sure you always have the most current information.

Clinical Overviews

With ClinicalKey’s Clinical Overviews, you can provide quick answers based on the latest information across a broad range of specialties. That means you can save time while ensuring you have accurate answers.

E-Book content

With Elsevier reference books, you can build foundational knowledge on any clinical topic and develop a deeper understanding of the clinical subjects most relevant to your practice. That means you’ll be able to make better, more informed decisions at the point of care.

Access to articles

With ClinicalKey, you can keep up with evolving best practices, the latest research, and trending topics. That means you’ll drive better patient outcomes through diagnoses that are well- informed and treatment plans that are based on the latest evidence. With full-text journals, you can evolve your medical practice in real time—augmenting foundational knowledge with the most current research and findings.

Search through thousands of resources:

  • full text journals and books
  • procedural videos
  • drug monographs
  • guidelines
  • systemic reviews, meta-analysis, clinical trials and more.

You can also:

  • get quick answers (point of care)
  • print patient education handouts
  • share article and chapter links with your colleagues
  • create presentations with a click
  • embed copyright free images in PowerPoint
  • save content to review later
  • build CME credits

ClinicalKey Student

An interactive education platform built to help medical students review study progress and pass their exams.

  • Access over a thousand textbooks
  • Watch procedural videos
  • Build your own virtual bookshelf
  • Make notes directly on textbooks
  • Follow and share notes with your peers
  • Build your own deck of flashcards for revision

BMA members can enjoy free access to ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Student. Click here to get started.

We have collected a selection of LGBTQ+ related e-books currently available in our collection for LGBTQ+ history month 2023.

Members can find e-book collections under the Browse Curated E-Collections tab on the BMA Library catalogue, or click here to view the LGBTQ+ collection.

The collection features a selection of Medical books, including clinician’s guides and counselling skills. Some top picks:

We also provide access to a selection of other Non-Fiction titles, including LGBTQ+ history and sociological studies:

You may also be interested in these recent articles regarding LGBTQ+ health:

If you have any suggestions or feedback regarding the content of the collection please email: bma-library@bma.org.uk

BMA members have access to thousands of e-journals and e-books published by Wiley, all available on the Wiley Online Library platform.

Some of the leading e-journals published by Wiley include:

You can browse the e-journals available on the Wiley Online Library by subject. There are over 700 Medical Science titles and more than 500 Life Sciences titles.

Some of their leading e-books are::

These are just a few of the Medical Science e-books available from Wiley. There are also hundreds of e-book titles available on Statistics and Life Sciences.

All of the e-journals and e-books published by Wiley that we provide access to, as well as all of our other e-journals and e-books from other publishers, can be searched for and accessed via our online catalogue.

If you have any comments or queries about the Wiley content available to BMA members please email: e-resources@bma.org.uk

We have now added a new convenient way to browse and access a variety of exam e-books via our online catalogue:

To view the wide variety of books available please access the collections by following this link

The collection contains e-books on the following exams:

Click on the exam name, this will take you straight to the collection to see all of the e-books we hold:

Exam E-Books is the first curated collection of e-resources available on our online catalogue. We have plans to add new ones in the coming weeks and months.

If you have any comments or queries about our exam e-books please email: e-books@bma.org.uk

BMA members have access to ClinicalKey via the access links in this blog post and those on the ClinicalKey page of the BMA website: https://www.bma.org.uk/bma-library/clinicalkey

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine produced by Elsevier, the world’s largest medical publisher, and contains an extensive range of resources for doctors in clinical practice, including:

  • E-Books
  • E-Journals
  • Procedure Videos
  • Multimedia
  • Clinical Overviews
  • Drug Monographs
  • Calculators
  • Guidelines
  • Patient Education resources

In addition to this, we also offer access to ClinicalKey Student, an interactive education platform built to help medical students review study progress and pass their exams. It includes:

  • E-Books
  • Disease Summaries
  • Videos

All BMA members have full access to both of these extremely valuable resources.

For further details on both, including how to access them, please visit our dedicated ClinicalKey page on the BMA website: https://www.bma.org.uk/bma-library/clinicalkey

If you have any queries about accessing ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey Student please get in touch with us by sending an email to: bma-library@bma.org.uk

The easy-to-use Ovid interface for searching Medline and Embase has been refreshed, from Thursday 3 November you will find a more modern on-screen environment in which to conduct your searches.

All the great features are still there and over time some new features will be released to aid you with your search. 

Explore the new look today, you can switch between the new and classic version while you become comfortable with the new design. Simply click on  “Switch back to the classic Ovid interface” at the top of the screen to select.  We’re sure that the new version will quickly become your favourite.

Log in here to gain access.

If you have any queries, would like to update your search skills, request a literature search, or book a search training session with one of our Evidence Support Information Specialists please see our webpage for further details.