This subject guide will help you locate key sources of information for your subject including databases for finding journal articles.

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You can contact your librarian for help searching databases and finding books and journal articles for your essay, coursework or dissertation.

Finding journal articles

To explore books, ebooks, ejournal content and more use Discover.

Use it

  • when you don’t know where to begin your search
  • to see the range of resources on a specific topic

Our Discover search guide will show you how to improve your searches and includes videos which demonstrate how to find books, ebooks and journal articles.

For more comprehensive searches you will need to search a database. A database enables you to search for journal articles and material that you may be unable to find on search engines such as Google. It will help you find information quickly and efficiently. 

Difficulty accessing full text?

Use the Journal A-Z to check our journal holdings (search by journal title). Request material not available in our collections using the Inter-library loan service.

Key journal titles

Key journal titles for Paramedicine            
  • Anaesthesia
  • BMC emergency medicine
  • BMJ quality and safety
  • Emergency medicine journal (EMJ)
  • Health expectations
  • International journal of emergency medicine
  • Journal of paramedic practice
  • Medical teacher
  • Prehospital and disaster medicine (PDM)
  • Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine
  • The journal of Emergency Medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Trauma

Tip: Use the Journal A-Z to find out what volumes and years are available and establish if titles are available online or only in print. Choose the Title begins with option. Connect to journals available online using the link provided and either browse the contents or search within the publication for relevant material.


Key websites


Other useful websites
  • Knowledge Network a national online knowledge and learning resource for health and social care. An NHS Athens login gives access to more than 9000 journal titles, ebooks and other services.
  • Health & Care Professions Council the regulating body for health, psychological and social work professionals.
  • NHS Scotland official NHS Scotland website. It includes a list of NHS boards by region, a list of NHS and health related websites and publication search.
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde includes a wealth of publications including annual reviews, consultations and guidelines and manuals.
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland includes a range of publications relating to healthcare improvement including evidence based reports to best practice, improvement guides and inspection reports.
  • MEDNAR a specialist medical search engine which can be good for finding grey literature.
  • Audit Scotland aims to hold public bodies to account and help them improve. Access a range of annual audits and public reports such as Accident and Emergency performance and NHS waiting lists.
  • Scottish Government includes Scottish Government publications on the topics of health and social care.
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) includes clinical guidelines.
  • Department of Health covers heath care in England and incudes publications including policy documents and reports.