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Accessing Library Resources : Guides

Guides and tutorials to help you search and navigate the HSE Library online resources

Short guides for Medicines Complete

Medicines Complete provides access to the following resources:

  • British National Formulary (BNF)
  • BNF for Children
  • Clarity's Diagnosis and Treatment Guidance
  • Critical Illness
  • Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
  • Handbook of Drug Administration via Enteral Feeding Tubes
  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs
  • Injectable Drugs Guide
  • Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
  • Palliative Care Formulary
  • Stockley's Drug Interactions

From a HSE hospital you can access Medicines Complete automatically. 

From other locations, login to Medicines Complete with a HSE library account.

Learn more on your HSE library account..

Renal Drug Database

The Renal Drug Database is available in these hospitals in Ireland...(click to read more

National Medicines Information Centre

National Medicines Information Centre (NMIC)

The NMIC team provides evidence-based information and advice to prescribers on all aspects of the therapeutic use of medicines. For more information please see their web page:


Access to Summary Product Characteristics (SPCs)

Note on access to Summary Product Characteristics(SPCs)

From November 2023, access to SPCs on EMC has been enabled.

Psychopharmacology and related information sources

Choice and Medication for HSE Mental Health Services

This website is aimed at helping patients make an informed decision about their treatment, with help and advice on mental health conditions and the medication used to treat them.


Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

HPRA continuously monitor medicines, medical devices and other health products. HPRA produce safety and quality information to support the safe use of health products. Use for monitoring drug shortages, product licenses, and other health products related information.

A selection of HSE Library books (and ebooks) on psychopharmacology


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