Medicine, Health, Dentistry, Nursing and Sport

The University provides undergraduate and specialist research level collections of books, journals and electronic resources for the study of Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Dentistry and Sport and Exercise Sciences. 

Our collections

Barnes Library

The Barnes Library holds both undergraduate texts and specialist research collections. Our specialist staff can support researchers in the subject areas of medicine, biomedicine, nursing, physiology, physiotherapy, history of medicine and sport and exercise science.

Main Library

The Main Library houses the majority of books and journals related to the study of psychology. It also houses our Social Sciences Reference collection and Official Statistics.

Dental Library

The Dental Library houses the main collection in the fields of dentistry, dental hygiene and therapy and biomaterials. The collection contains monographs, journals, theses, videos and electronic media.  We currently subscribe to about 80 journals. The book collection numbers around 5000.

Other resources

Alongside the print collections, we provide members with access to a range of electronic resources, including key bibliographic databases such as Medline, PsycINFO and CINAHL and eBooks such as the Oxford Medical Handbooks. We also offer a wide range of electronic journals.

Special collections

If you wish to carry out historical research into Medicine, Health and Sport, the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections holds numerous archive collections available for research. Our History of Medicine resource guide is a useful subject guide; records of Birmingham University Medical Society, and the Birmingham Dental Students' Society; records of Queen's College and its predecessor institution, Birmingham School of Medicine; papers of Dr Preston Maxwell, medical missionary; Ronald Cohen Letter Collection, on the subject of the history of dentistry; medical papers of surgeon Charles Leedham-Green; and numerous athletic archive collections. Please contact the Cadbury Research Library if you’d like further information.