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Medical Science and Biomedicine: Use Webpages

Using Websites

This page has some suggestions for websites you might find useful, and some advise for assessing material you find online, but whatever you find on the web we would always recommend that your search for literature uses a good quality database such as mySearch, or one of the databases we recommend for medical and biomedical research.

Government Reports and Clinical Guidelines

Internet Pages to try out. Remember these sources still need to be used with caution - the best place for all your research is still mySearch.

Professional Societies and Organisations

Search engines for research

Is Google the only way to search the web?

It has its uses, but here are some other search engines you can use, some of which may be much more helpful for academic work.

  • Sweetsearch: This is a search engine for students (www.sweetsearch,com). It is limited to good quality authoritative resources, but works just like Google.
  • BASE: Otherwise known as the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine has access to more than 100 million documents, which are to some extent checked for quality by those who run the search engine.
  • Science.gov:  A U.S. site which searches over 60 databases and 2200 websites all with US government science information. 
  • Google Scholar. It's not a bad resource to use, although it doesn't have anywhere near the functionality of mySearch, and you'll find lots of articles you can't access. 
  • Zanran: This search engine is for finding data and statistics. It has examples of popular searches to guide you.