Virtual Library

About biomedical science: general interest

Cell gallery
An interesting site on cell biology. Includes cell structure and function with some good illustrations and animation. Also covers different types of microscopy and new imaging techniques

Educational sites

Site packed with information about tests and screening

Biomedical science reading: Journal and article databases

Huge science resource: PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's search service that provides access to over 11 million citations and other related databases, with links to participating online journals.

HighWire Press (registration free)
This site is one of the largest databases online and is regularly updated. If you press any 'free site' or 'free issue' link, then a window will open with lists of journals which are free, especially after 6 months after the date of initial publication. The only drawback of this site is it's predominately in favour of American publications and to those hosted by it.

Free Medical Journals (no registration required)
Free Medical Journals lists impact factors, so you know the value of each journal. It also lists non-English journals.

BioMed Central (registration free)
BioMed Central is run by the National Library of Medicine (PubMed) with the aim of open information for all with the backing of the American Government.

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
NEJM publishes for free any review articles more than 6 months old are free to those who have registered (which is also free). They also offer e-image and 'early release' services via email alerts and mailing list subscriptions.

IBMS Reading Lists
The reading lists are complied by the IBMS Science Advisory Panels and include lists on cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, cytology,
haematology, immunology, medical microbiology, transfusion science and virology.
Information on a number of European journals on genetics, pathology, immunology, haematology, microbiology and other biomedical science and general science disciplines.

A resource for resource for research journals, abstract databases and reference works.

British Medical Journal


Journal of the American Medical Association

The European Journal of Public Health

European Hospital

Dark Daily

History of biomedical science

IBMS History Zone
Articles on the history of biomedcial science: from its beginnings to working life in early laboratories

London's museums of health and medicine
Everyone has an interest in health, and visits to London's museums of health and medicine will reveal the fascinating range and diversity of the subject.


Science and art
From an exhibition of glass and photographic works of deadly viruses to an artist's view inside a laboratory: it's where science meets art.

Laboratory Science Internet Resources
Hundreds of links to pathology image sites and biomedical science resources.

Guide to image and multi-media resources
A guide to website resources for images and multimedia libraries. Some of the sites provide copyright-free images for non-profit use.

Dr Chamberlain's Medical Microbiology

Cellular pathology (histology and cytology)

Histology Resources
Links to sites that explain how the body functions.

Histology World
Fun, educational site with histology test bank, a histology-word-of-the-day, photomicrographs, trivia, and lots of educational histology games, etc. Audio slides have been recently added to photomicrographs.

The Free Histology Encyclopedia
This site contains an overview and history of gynae cytology. Non gynae cytology is also covered with useful information on immunohistochemical panels and their uses. The site also has a list of essays on different topics.


Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service
The diagnosis of leukaemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders by cellular and molecular investigation.

Haematology Education Centre
Blood smear and bone marrow, with questions and answers

Microbiology is an internet web site designed to bring useful and interesting microbiology informational resources to you. There's a wealth of resources, articles and information on microbiology.

Transfusion science

Transfusion Quality Management (TraQ) Program
Canadian-based site with links and updates to worldwide resources, journals and international news on blood transfusion.


All the virology on the web
Virology sites, index to virus pictures on the web, The Big Picture Book of Viruses, online virology and microbiology Course Notes, virology dictionaries.

European links

EU Health Portal

EU Public Health