Library resources

We've collated the best resources, tools and apps to support research, learning and teaching clinical practice in the Faculty of Medicine

To find more resources such as print books, e-books, book chapters and journal articles use Library Search.

Library Search is our online catalogue and allows you to search across our print and online collections.

To access all College resources when off-campus see our methods for accessing online resources from outside an Imperial campus.

Resources

Databases

A bibliographic database is used to find journal articles, but databases may also index other types of published literature like conference proceedings, theses, patents and book chapters too. Some of the databases below focus on medicine and biomedicine as a whole, others look at a particular area within medicine and healthcare while others include articles from journals spanning across STEM disciplines. There are also databases that focus on tracking citations and impact factors.

If you are looking for information beyond journal articles, such as clinical guidelines, reports, policy documents, clinical pathways or trial registers, see the grey literature resources section below. 

If you want to learn how to use specific databases or develop your searching skills see Tutorials, guides and skills for guides, video tutorials and e-learning modules.

Health-specific databases

MEDLINE
Access via Ovid (College resource)
Covers the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and the preclinical sciences. To access this database choose 'Ovid MEDLINE(R) ALL - 1946 to Present.'

EMBASE
Access via Ovid (College resource)
Covers a wide variety of biomedical subjects and literature related to the pharmacological effects of drugs and chemicals. Includes journals from Europe and Asia not found in other biomedical databases.

Global Health
Access via Ovid (College resource)
Covers all aspects of public health at both international and community level, as well as material from other biomedical and life science fields. Provides selected full-text content of journals, reports and conferences from hard-to-find sources. Access is restricted to 5 simultaneous users.

CINAHL (College resource)
CINAHL is the most comprehensive database for information relating to nursing and allied health disciplines including medical / laboratory technology, dental hygiene, athletic training and speech-language pathology. It includes articles from nearly 3000 journals, health care books and conference proceedings.

PsycInfo
Access via Ovid (College resource)
Abstracts centered on psychology and the behavioural and social sciences with references to journal articles, books, book chapters, technical reports and dissertations.

Maternity and Infant Care
Access vis Ovid (College resource)
Contains over 120,000 references to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books and grey literature sources relating to pregnancy, labour, birth, postnatal care and neonatal care and the first year of an infant's life.

HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium)
Access via Ovid (College resource)
A database based on the libraries of the King's Fund and the Department of Health. The records are on subjects relating to health and social care management information: service development and NHS organisation and administration, health service policy, medical equipment and supplies and other related areas.

PubMed (freely available)
Free search engine primarily giving access to the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics.

Cross-discipline databases

Scopus (College resource)
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. It searches nearly 22,000 titles covering science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities.

Web of Science (College resource)
WoS provides a single route of access to:

  • Web of Science Core Collection - articles, abstracts, editorials, letters, reviews and cited references and conference proceedings from across the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities
  • Current Contents Connect - current awareness resource, providing detailed table of contents to more than 8,000 research journals, over 2,000 books and over 7,000 evaluated websites

Box of Broadcasts (College resourse)
Choose and record television and radio programmes (including films) from over 60 Freeview channels. All recorded programmes are then added to a growing media archive (currently at 1 million+ programmes) including transcripts. Stream and make clips from all the material recorded on BoB. The transcripts of programmes are searchable aiding accessibility and discoverability.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (College resource)
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world with 3.8 million works. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses from 88 countries both in citations and in full text and so is a useful resource for grey literature.

NOTE: For more subject-specific databases (e.g. business or computer science) visit subject support 

Biomedical science resources

While all resources listed on this page will be useful for staff and students across the Faculty of Medicine, those studying or working in biomedical science will find the resources below particularly useful.

JoVE (College resource)
The Journal of Visualized Experiments is an online research journal with articles that make and publish videos of experiments to increase reproducibility and transparency in the biological, medical, chemical and physical sciences. Log in by choosing the 'sign in with Shibboleth' option.

JoVE: General Laboratory Techniques (College resource)
A collection of videos showing how to use the standard pieces of laboratory equipment that are essential in many experiments.

Henry Stewart Talks (College resource)
Biomedical and Life Sciences lectures by leading experts from around the world.

eLS Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (College resource)
eLS features over 5,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and citable articles in the life sciences written by leaders in the field to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of each subject area. eLS is updated by approximately 400 articles per year, with new articles publishing on a monthly basis.

Clinical decision support tools

These tools offer rapid access to evidence-based information, supporting clinical decision-making at the point of care or bedside. They are also available as mobile apps and provide information on diagnosis, treament, differential diagnosis, infectious diseases, pathogens and other topics.

UpToDate (College resource)
Evidence-based, physician-authored clinician decision support resource to aid point of care decisions. Authors synthesize the most recent medical information into evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.
For app access you will need to register first as an Imperial user:
- Click the link above to access UTD (if you are off campus / not on the Imperial network you will need to sign in to Library Search first, then search and access UTD from there. This is so UTD recognises you are an Imperial College member when you access the resource)
- On UTD click the 'Login/Register' tab (if you already have an account with UTD and want to merge the accounts, just log in). If you need to create a new account register as a new user
- Wait for your email confirmation from UTD. The email will contain further instructions on the mobile app - downloadable on two devices
- Use the personal username and password you created during the registration process to log in. In addition to the app, now you have registered you will be able to access the UTD website with the username and password.

BMJ Best Practice (College resource) 
BMJ Best Practice is a point of care tool which aims to assist health professionals in making decisions about treatment and diagnosis. It uses an evidence-based, patient-focused approach. Available online and via app - offline access to 1,000+ conditions, 250+ interactive medical calculators, topics broken down into sections including prevention, diagnosis and management and procedural videos and images included for relevant conditions.
To download this app: (ensure you are connected to Imperial-WPA Wi-Fi when completing this process on your mobile device)
- Go to bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice 
- You can make sure that you are on Imperial-WPA Wi-Fi because it will say Imperial College London at the top of the page. If this is not the case, log into Imperial-WPA Wi-Fi
- Click on 'Register' in the green outlined box and complete the short form or, if you already have an account, sign in to it now
- Download the app (you can only do this if you have accessed BMJ Best Practice in the last six months and have a personal account)
- Open the app and enter the email address and password of your personal account

VisualDx
Clinical decision support system software, searchable by symptoms, signs and patient factors. VisualDx builds a patient-specific differential, or look up drug-induced adverse reactions by medications. Tens of thousands of images and graphics speed comparison, recognition and diagnosis. VisualDx is used to validate a diagnosis, access next steps for management and care and for patient education.
For VisualDx app access you will need to register first as an Imperial user:
- From a College networked computer, click the link above
- Click 'Get the Mobile App' icon and fill out the information to create a personal account
- Search for VisualDx in either the App Store or Google Play, download, and enter the username and password you created above 

Please note, if you are seeing a different Ovid webpage, and not the VisualDX website, please click ‘Links’ in the toolbar and then choose the ‘VisualDX’ option. Once you are on the VisualDX webpage, please click ‘create a personal account’ at the bottom of the page. You will be able to download the app with your personal account and have easier access to the site.

Revision and study aids

Popular Medicine revision books and resources (College resource)
We’ve collated a selection of books and resources available through Library Search to help with general revision, finding MCQs, EMQs and SBAs for finals and preparing for exams like the PSA. You’ll also find a selection of some popular medicine textbooks.

All are available online and some also will be available in print.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination and OSCE Clinical Skills Videos  (College resource)
Videos that provide head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinical skills practice. The videos cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients. Each video may be viewed as a full volume or chapter by chapter. The OSCE module includes 15 patient video cases that helps students practicing clinical reasoning including assessment and difference diagnosis skills ahead of their exams. 

Osmosis (College resource)
Osmosis is a web and mobile learning platform specifically designed to help students learn medicine more effectively. Use it to understand and reinforce over 3000 medical concepts with content such as videos, USMLE-style practice questions, memory anchors and reference articles. You can also develop new flashcards and questions as well as use the Osmosis Study Schedule to manage your time and study routine.

Picmonic (College resource)
Mnemonic study aids that cover a number of topics within Medicine and Medical Biosciences. There are over 2000 video quiz lessons. After playing a Picmonic lesson; take the quiz and you will then have daily quizzes to solidify the memories. First time users must register by creating an approved password for a Picmonic account but subsequent logins only require the college username and password.

Box of Broadcasts (College resource)
Choose and record television and radio programmes (including films) from over 60 Freeview channels. All recorded programmes are then added to a growing media archive (currently at 1 million+ programmes) including transcripts. Stream and make clips from all the material recorded on BoB. The scripts of programmes are searchable so you can easily find clips that will add to your knowledge or make your presentations, assignments, eLearning or lectures more interesting.

ClinicalKey MedEd (College resource)
Search Engine which searches Elsevier medical content plus information from Medline.
Includes: 

  • 200+ textbooks covering 40 medical specialties. Add book chapters to your bookshelf to  highlight, bookmark and annotate. Create flashcards to test yourself later on book content
  • Over 850 videos ranging from practical demonstrations of anatomical dissections to instructional clinical examination examples
  • Over 85,000 images, save them for later use without leaving the results page. Images can be dragged and dropped from the search results list into Presentation Maker or saved using the ‘add to presentation’ button. The reference citations will automatically be added
  • Over 1,500 quick access summaries distilling complex medical conditions into easy-to-understand synopses

To access:
- Search for Imperial College London on the ClinicalKey login page (link above) and enter your College username and password
- Once you have done that you will have access to everything. Create a personal account on ClinicalKey to save searches and bookmarks and use the app
- Click on the confirmation email to get 180 days of remote access. To extend this, log into your Clinical Key personal account while on the Imperial network to get an extra 180 days. If your remote access expires simply re-register
- Download the ClinicalKey Student Bookshelf app to easily access your “personal bookshelf” across all devices

JoVE Science Education - Clinical Skills (College resource)
From the Journal of Visualised Experiments: simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations covering methodologies and techniques for physical examinations and emergency and critical care procedures. Log in by choosing the ‘Sign in with Shibboleth’ option if prompted.

Interactive anatomy resources

Acland's video atlas of human anatomy (College resource)
The Atlas uses simple language and high-quality images to present a series of 3D, rotating anatomical videos using real human specimens. Each section is presented in simple, everyday language by Dr Robert Acland, professor emeritus in the Department of Anatomical Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Test your knowledge with exam questions, share clips and save them to your favourites. PDF transcripts are also available. 

3D4Medical Complete Anatomy (College resource)
3D4Medical Complete Anatomy is an app-based resource – download it from the above link. You will then need to complete the registration process using your university email address ending @imperial.ac.uk and then complete the email verification process.
Users off campus need to add the activation code 8LXEWWWYGMYK when using the app for the first time (Settings > My Account> Redeem Code Area)
You should automatically receive a welcome message.

Instant Anatomy (College resource)
Provides diagrams, video podcasts, podcasts and other various formats covering all areas of the human body.

Clinical examination and clinical skills

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination and OSCE Clinical Skills (College resource) 
Videos that provide head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for clinical skills practice. The videos cover adult, infant, child, and older adult patients. Each video may be viewed as a full volume or chapter by chapter. The OSCE module includes 15 patient video cases that helps students practicing clinical reasoning including assessment and difference diagnosis skills ahead of their exams.  
 
The Royal Marsden manual of clinical nursing procedures (College resource) 
Not just for nurses, the Manual is recognised as the primary NHS reference manual for evidence-based clinical skills. It includes over 350 clinical procedures related to every aspect of clinical care, from surgical scrub technique to cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  
Videos and walkthroughs are fully supported by the underlying theory and evidence for procedures and relate to every aspect of a person’s care including key information on equipment, the procedure itself and post-procedure guidance. 
 
JoVE Science Education - Clinical Skills (College resource) 
From the Journal of Visualised Experiments: simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations covering methodologies and techniques for physical examinations and emergency and critical care procedures. Log in by choosing the ‘Sign in with Shibboleth’ option if prompted. 

Mind the gap: a handbook of clinical signs in black and brown skin (freely available)
The platform showcases clinical signs of diseases on black and brown skin with the desired result of earlier and more accurate diagnosis, increased patient satisfaction and greater confidence amongst healthcare professionals when treating people of colour. The handbook was developed as part of a student-staff partnership project after a UK medical student became concerned about the lack of clinical teaching on conditions as they appear of patients of darker skin.

Skin of Color Society Dermatology Resources (freely available)
These resources were compiled by the Skin of Color Society. The resources include reading lists, videos and other media to educate healthcare workers and patients on skin disorders, diseases, conditions and various treatment and educational options specific to skin of color.

VisualDx (College resource)
Clinical decision support system software, searchable by symptoms, signs, and patient factors. VisualDx builds a patient-specific differential, or look up drug-induced adverse reactions by medications. Tens of thousands of images and graphics speed comparison, recognition, and diagnosis. VisualDx is used to validate a diagnosis, access next steps for management and care, and for patient education.
For VisualDx app access you will need to register first as an Imperial user:
- From a College networked computer, click the link above
- Click 'Get the Mobile App' icon and fill out the information to create a personal account
- Search for VisualDx in either the App Store or Google Play, download, and enter the username and password you created above.

Critical appraisal tools, checklists and calculators

Checklists and guidance

Checklists to aid in critically appraising and evaluating articles and other sources of medical information have been created by a variety of organisations. The checklists are usually tailored to specific types of article or studies such as RCTs, systematic reviews or qualitative studies.  They can be downloaded from the following links:

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) (freely available)

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) Critical appraisal tools (freely available)

EQUATOR Network (freely available)
EQUATOR gives access to main types reporting guidelines for research such as CONSORT for RCTs, as well as those for observational, clinical practice, qualitative, quality improvement, economic evaluation studies as well as systematic reviews and more. Knowing reporting guidelines could help you to judge the transparency and accuracy of reporting of study methodologies to decide on reliability and value of material you are appraising.

Naicker's Critically Appraising for Antiracism Quality Appraisal Tool (freely available)
Racial bias in research impacts a study’s relevancy, validity and reliability, though presently this aspect is not addressed in critical appraisal tools, and consequently appraisers may often not take racial bias into account when assessing a paper’s quality. In response to this, a supplementary tool has been developed, to support appraisers in explicitly addressing racial bias

Calculators

CATmaker (freely available)
CATmaker is downloadable software that is designed to aid critical appraisal. Users can create Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) for diagnosis, prognosis and aetiology / harm studies as well as systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials. CATmaker calculates useful clinical measures, such as relative risk reduction and number needed to treat, from information entered by the user and helps formulate clinical 'bottom lines'.

Drugs and medicines information

BNF and BNFc via MedicinesComplete (College resource)
Publications included within the library subscription to MedicinesComplete are the British National Formulary (BNF) and British National Formulary for Children (BNFc) for key information and guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines.

Grey literature, clinical trials, pre-prints and theses

Bibliographic databases usually index commercially published information like journal articles and often will not contain 'grey literature' like clinical guidelines and pathways, evidence summaries, medicines information, policy documents and unpublished or not yet completed clinical trials. The resources and search engines below will allow you to find this type of material.

Clinical search tools

TRIP database (freely available)
Trip is designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality clinical research evidence to support practice and care. Includes; primary research articles from peer-reviewed journals, systematic reviews, clinical and regulatory guidelines, medical images, e-textbooks and patient information leaflets.

The Cochrane Library (free within the UK. If outside the UK please sign into Library Search and access it from there)
A regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases and information on the effects of interventions in healthcare. Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers. It is designed to provide high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

General grey literature repositories and websites

CORE (freely available)
CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research outputs from repositories and journals worldwide and make them available to the public.

OpenDOAR (freely available)
Provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world. Maintained by SHERPA at University of Nottingham.

Grey Guide (freely available)
Repository and guide to good practice in grey literature.

Trials registers

Medical and Health-related trials registers and research registers (freely available)  
This resource lists trials and research registers and provides a quick reference guide to the search basics for each resource. The lists include clinical trials, patient-oriented registers and research registers and information on machine learning and artificial intelligence in relation to clinical trial data. 

ClinicalTrials.gov (freely available)
A US National Institutes of Health resource for locating government and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions, both in the United States and worldwide.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Triasl (CENTRAL) (College resource)
CENTRAL is one of the constituent databases of the Cochrane Library. It contains information on controlled trials drawn from a variety of sources.

World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform Search Portal (ICTRP) (freely available)
The WHO ICTRP Search Portal provides access to a central database containing the trial registration data sets from a number of registries around the world.

PrePrint servers

medRxiv (freely available)
medRxiv is an online archive and distribution server for complete but unpublished manuscripts (preprints) in the medical, clinical, and related health sciences. Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review or edited. Research articles, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical research design protocols and data articles may be posted.

bioRxiv (freely available)
bioRxiv is an online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints covering all aspects of research in the life sciences. Categories include but are not limited to: Bioengineering, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology and Scientific Communication and Education.

Theses

EThOS (freely available)
This service by the British Library aims to provide a national record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions & free access to the full text of 500,000+ theses.

NDLTD (freely available)
Search the 5,942,848 electronic theses and dissertations contained in the NDLTD (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations) archive

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (freely available)
Metadata comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 5,153,410 theses and dissertations.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (College resource)
PQDT is an online database that indexes, abstracts, and provides full-text access to dissertations and theses. The database includes over 2.4 million records and covers 1637 to the present. PQDT annually publishes more than 90% of all dissertations submitted from accredited institutions of higher learning in North America. It also has coverage from Europe and Asia.

Data and statistics

NHS Digital (freely available)
Provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care. Catalogue contains the official statistical publications Health & Social Care Information Centre produces about health and care in England. It also contains results from surveys, audits, reports and other statistics.

QualityWatch (freely available)
A free-to-access hub for data and analysis relating to health and social care services. The website holds in-depth research reports, as well as 300 charts and tables containing data on how health and social care services in England are performing, including emergency care, cancer care, primary care and mental health care. It also compares the quality of healthcare across 15 OECD countries. QualityWatch is an independent research programme from the Health Foundation and the Nuffield Trust.

LandScan (freely available)
The LandScan Global Population Database provides population distribution data with key features as follows: population distribution data (30 arc seconds or ~1km at equator) in a GIS raster (ESRI Grid) format, distribution depicts ambient (24 hr average) population distribution, sub-national census counts provided by the International Program Centre, Bureau of Census, upgraded and updated annually to reflect changes in global political boundaries.

A longer list of grey literature resources is available in Appendix One of our Systematic review guide and flowchart (pdf). Some conference papers and proceedings are available via databases such as Scopus, CINAHL, Embase and Medline; see the Databases section above.

Research methodologies

SAGE Research Methods (College resource)  
SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate research methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.  

Covidence  
Covidence is a web-based systematic review management platform with an intuitive interface suitable for students and experienced reviewers alike. It streamlines the processes of citation screening, full text review, risk of bias and data extraction and export, all in an online collaborative environment. Using Covidence can support you in using the right methodology by ensuring you follow the correct steps for PRISMA reporting, recording all decisions and data as you go.  
Join under Imperial College's institutional license for unlimited reviews. 

Keeping up to date with new research

If you find it hard to keep up date with the ever-growing volume of medical and scientific research there are resources that can help by giving you personalised alerts, bookshelves and curated lists.
Please note that these resources are not designed for in-depth research/searching. To carry out in-depth research please use the databases and search tools recommended above.

Browzine (College resource)
BrowZine brings together scholarly e-journals from multiple publishers and platforms, and presents them in an easily browsable format, via app and desktop platforms. It allows you to browse current and back issues of most, but not all, of our titles, and with the app, you can add favourite titles to your "Bookshelf" and save articles for future reading.

JournalTOCs (freely available)
JournalTOCs is the largest, free collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs): 35,572 journals including 17,433 selected Open Access journals and 12,175 Hybrid journals, from 3710 publishers.
Set up your list of journals to follow and JournalTOCs alerts you when new issues are published, along with their TOCs.

Journal Citation Reports (College resource)
Citation data on journals; includes science, technology and social sciences (over 7,500 titles.) Find the most frequently cited, highest impact and largest journals in a field.

Scopus (College resource)
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, allowing users to analyse and visualize research. Scopus covers science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts and humanities (50 million records; 21,000 titles.)

Altmetric (College resource)
Altmetric can be used to support traditional metrics to highlight interest in and impact of research that wouldn't be measured in a citation count - for instance research consumed by the public or commercial partners. Altmetric looks for references to academic publications in non-academic sources such as news sources, social media, patent applications, policy documents, blogs and Wikipedia. 

Read by QxMD 
This app provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital journal. Because it’s in app form, and it’s designed to find the full-text easily, it’s great for browsing on the move. Read your favourite journals or browse article collections and organize and review your personal collection of articles.
Access it online via the link above or download the app from the Apple or Google Play stores and set up a free account.

NIHR Evidence (freely available)
Plain language summaries of health and care research that’s funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). These summaries are designed to help make informed decisions about health and care – whether for a member of the public, a health or care professional, commissioner or policy maker.

Teaching resources and tools

This a short list highlighting resources and support for teaching and learning in Medicine and Biomedicine. For further guidance and support visit Learning and teaching support.

Anatomy resources
The library subscribes to a variety of resources to support anatomy teaching and learning. Find them in the Interactive anatomy resources section above.

Copyright Guidance for online and in person teaching material
Copyright and licensing of resources such as videos, film/TV, extracts of articles, music and photos is complicated but it’s important you model best practice to your students when using work by other creators in your teaching.
This guidance covers teaching in the classroom, preparing slides and making slides or lecture recordings available on a VLE, as well as new section to assist with online teaching delivery.

Leganto (College resource)
Leganto is an interactive, student facing reading list system that allows academics and administrators to build reading lists for students and manage, edit and update them in one place. 
Another benefit is that Leganto enables Library Services to quickly and easily check lists to ensure items are available for students. 
Students can access reading lists via VLEs such as Blackboard, view all the readings for their courses in one place, create their own collections of useful material and comment and collaborate with other students.

SAGE Research Methods (College resource)
SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate research methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.
SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves. They can be used as a teaching tool to demonstrate a particular method and how it is applied in real research, or as inspiration to students who are preparing for their own research project. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint.

JoVE (College resource)
The Journal of Visualized Experiments is a peer reviewed, online research journal with video articles of experiments from labs at top research institutions, including Imperial College.
JoVE also includes JoVE Science Education a video library that helps teach scientific fundamentals through easy-to-understand video demonstrations/ Find methodologies and techniques for physical examinations and emergency and critical care procedures, demonstrations of the use standard pieces of laboratory equipment and lab procedures and more.

Osmosis (College resource)
Osmosis is a web and mobile learning platform specifically designed to help students learn medicine more effectively. Use it to understand and reinforce over 3000 medical concepts with content such as videos, USMLE-style practice questions, memory anchors and reference articles. Teachers could develop new flashcards and question decks for study groups.

Box of Broadcasts (College resource)
Choose and record or stream television and radio programmes (including films) from over 60 UK Freeview channels. All recorded programmes are then added to a growing media archive (currently at 1 million+ programmes) including transcripts.
Students can watch whole programmes to increase knowledge and understanding, or find or create shorter clips to make lectures, eLearning and presentations more interesting.

Covidence (College resource)
Covidence is a web-based Systematic Review management platform with an intuitive interface suitable for students and experienced researcher and reviewers alike. It streamlines the processes of citation screening, full text review, risk of bias and data extraction and export, all in an online collaborative environment.
Join as co-reviewer on your students’ reviews to track and evaluate progress or collaborate on the project.
Join under Imperial College's institutional license for unlimited reviews.