The challenges of the pandemic forced us all to work in new ways, and in BMA Library’s instance, this meant reviewing strategy and taking the opportunity to improve services for members.

Thanks to the new e-first strategy, members are now able to access more resources and support than ever before via the BMA library webpage. And because everything is now online, all members have the same access, no matter where they are based.

Make light work of finding what you need.
Search the collection using our new catalogue to access thousands of e-books and other collections

Access thousands of e-journals including JAMA, The Lancet, and Nature.

Enjoy free access to ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey Student. Use this powerful clinical search engine for the latest evidence and point-of-care support

Search Medline and Embase, the world leading clinical medicine and biomedical bibliographic databases, with full text linking to our current subscriptions

Our expanded team of information specialists are available to help you with all your evidence and research needs. Choose from 3 different levels of tailored literature search support or book an online assisted search/1-2-1 training session with them

Can’t find or access a resource – tell us what you are looking for and we will try and help

We are pleased to announce that access to Clinical Key for BMA members is now permanent in 2021.

In addition to this, we are now also offering access to ClinicalKey Student

For further details on both of these fantastic online resources, including how to access them, please see the following dedicated new page on the BMA website: https://www.bma.org.uk/bma-library/clinicalkey

We have now successfully set up access to a large number of e-journals on the Ovid MEDLINE database, offering BMA members free access to full text articles.

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.

As a BMA member you can search Medline directly. Currently we have journal collections from the following publishers available on OVID MEDLINE:

  • Wiley
  • Springer
  • Nature
  • Elsevier
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Sage
  • Karger
  • The American Medical Association (AMA)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons

All of the above collections are part of our E-Journals Collection, which are also accessible via our website – https://www.bma.org.uk/bma-library/e-journals

If you have any queries or feedback about our E-Journals Collection or access to Ovid MEDLINE please get in touch with us by email at: e-journals@bma.org.uk.

We have, in the last few weeks, added the following titles to our E-Books Collection:

Get through MRCPCH. Part 2 : Data Interpretation Questions (Second Edition)

Paediatric Radiology for MRCPCH and FRCR (Second Edition)

Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma

All of our e-books, both the ones above and the thousands of others that we have, are all accessible via our online catalogue – http://bmaopac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F

If you have any queries about any of these e-books please get in touch with us at: e-books@bma.org.uk

Out trial access to Clinical Key for BMA members is now continuing for the remainder of 2020.

Clinical Key provides access to the full text of the latest editions of hundreds of medical e-books published by Elsevier.

Clinical Key also provides full text access to a large number of e-journals and other key online medical resources produced by Elsevier.

Please use the following link for direct access to the trial:
https://www-clinicalkey-com.authproxy.bma.org.uk

All of the Elsevier e-books that we previously had access to on Dawsonera have now had their linking updated in our online catalogue to connect directly with the version available on Clinical Key.

If you have any queries about our trial access to Clinical Key please email: e-books@bma.org.uk

We have in the last two weeks added the following titles to our E-Books Collection:

Oxford Handbook of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery (3rd Edition)

Clinical SAQs for the Final FRCEM, by Banerjee

SBAQs for the FRCEM Primary, by Gupta


Revision Notes for FRCEM Intermediate SAQ Paper, by Banerjee

All of our e-books, both the ones above and the thousands of others that we have, are all accessible via our online catalogue – http://bmaopac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F

If you have any queries about any of these e-books please get in touch with us at: e-books@bma.org.uk

We have today added the following titles from the ABC and At a Glance series to our E-Books Collection:

ABC of Alcohol (5th Edition)

ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease (3rd Edition)

ABC of Autism


ABC of Clinical Communication


ABC of Clinical Leadership (2nd Edition)


ABC of Common Soft Tissue Disorders


ABC of COPD (3rd Edition)


ABC of Diabetes (7th Edition)

ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine (3rd Edition)


ABC of Multimorbidity

ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma


ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine


ABC of Sports and Exercise Medicine (4th Edition)

Applied Anatomy for Clinical Procedures at a Glance

Transplantation at a Glance (2nd Edition)

All of our e-books, both the ones above and the thousands of others that we have, are all accessible via our online catalogue – http://bmaopac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F

If you have any queries about any of these e-books please get in touch with us at: e-books@bma.org.uk

We have now added the following 52 brand new titles from Wiley to our E-Books Collection this week:

All of our e-books, both the ones above and the thousands of others that we have, are all accessible via our online catalogue – http://bmaopac.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F

If you have any queries about any of these e-books please get in touch with us at: e-books@bma.org.uk