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Beaumont Library serves clinicians, nurses, researchers, academic staff, hospital staff and students in Beaumont Hospital and the ERC.

The library in Beaumont Hospital provides a quiet study space, a large collection of textbooks, e-journals and databases; and a literature search support service for staff writing systematic reviews, journal articles, clinical guidelines and theses. 

Literature Search Support 

Request a 1-1 consultation tailored for your topic using our Clinical Query Service online form.

Searching the Databases

How to search databases, clinical summaries and free resources.

Library Classes

Request a presentation for your class or journal club on literature searching in your specialty.

Document Supply

Source articles not in our e-journal collection using our document supply service.  

Research Support

Request an author profile with H-Index, impact factors and citation analysis, or add papers to the institutional repository.

Library Resources

Borrow core medical, nursing and clinical specialty textbooks or browse our e-books and e-journals and Wellbeing books.

Clinical Guidelines

NICE National Institute for Clinical Excellence UK

SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

GIN Guidelines International Network

National Guideline Clearinghouse US

National Clinical Effectiveness Committee Ireland

Core Resources for Systematic Reviews

Medline / PubMed core medical database

Embase comprehensive medical database, contains Medline and additional content.

Cochrane database of systematic reviews

Scopus recommended for citation and known author searches

Web of Science contains unique content not in Medline or Embase

Subject Databases such as Cinahl or PsycInfo listed on Library Databases

Grey Literature including OpenGrey, OpenDOAR and E-Publications repositories

Clinical Summaries

DynaMed Plus Expert clinical summaries, with links to international clinical guidelines

UpToDate Expert clinical reviews

ClinicalKey E-books and videos of clinical procedures

Contact us

For further information about any of our services please contact the Beaumont Hospital Library:

Phone: (01) 809 2531  Email

Opening hours