Reference Sources

NHS Evidence

(formerly a Specialist Library of the National Library for Health)
The specialist collection addresses a wide range of topics relating to the health and well being of individuals with respiratory problems or concerns. It is primarily aimed at professionals, but it is hoped that it will be of value to anyone seeking high quality information relating to respiratory health and diseases.

NHS Improvement Website: The Lung

This site was set up to provide national support for the local improvement of respiratory services.


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine (USA), includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. (Free to access)


Open access comprehensive medical textbook for all clinical fields


(Formerly Healthology)
This site produces and distributes physician-generated health and medical information on the Internet. With a large library of original, streaming health programs and physician-authored articles.


A medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.

Gray's Anatomy Online

Anatomy of the Human Body Henry Gray The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings-many in colour-from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries.

Lab Tests Online UK

The site is designed to help the patient, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases.

COPD Forum

A global organisation committed to delivering professional education materials in COPD.

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