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Explore RCSI Library Collections

Guide on RCSI Library contemporary collections

Electronic Collections

Explore Databases on our new A-Z Resources platform

Academic and clinical articles are published in thousands of journals worldwide. They are the main resource for healthcare research and can be easily searched using the databases.

All databases marked with a blue lock icon are available on or off campus with your RCSI network password.

At present use Chrome or Firefox browsers with Web of Science and ClinicalKey

Connect via Journal Search a searchable A to Z of all RCSI Library journals. 

Browse, discover and keep up-to-date with e-journals via the Library's new platform BrowZine
Find out more about BrowZine, it's features and how to download the app on to your phone on the Library Blog.


On or Off campus

The Portal connection tells the journal site that you are an authorised user whether on or off campus. You may be asked for your RCSI Network username and password before connection. For any issues with your RCSI Network username or password see Printing and IT

Collections of full-text e-journals

These packages are useful for quick searching and browsing but are limited to specific selections of journals only - for comprehensive searches, use databases like MEDLINE and CINAHL first.

To search all journal collections RCSI Library subscribes to, please search Journal Collections at A-Z Resources

Document Supply
We are happy to obtain articles or books which we don't stock in our collections from elsewhere. For more information, see our Document Supply page or email

There are also many electronic books in all subjects at all levels: clinical textbooks, atlases, pharmacopeia, study guides.

Search or browse our e-book collections by going to Primo VE.

All e-books are available 24/7 on or off campus with your RCSI network username and password. 

To view some of our eBook Collections please see below of search eBook Collections in the A-Z Resources

At present use Chrome or Firefox browsers with ClinicalKey.

Clinical Summaries contain detailed evidence-based summaries about healthcare topics and treatments. 

RCSI Library has a small collection of visual resources.