Manipal Academy of Higher Education has an excellent Health Sciences Library, perhaps the best among all Health Sciences Libraries in India. The state of the art library stretching over 1.5 lakh square feet, on five levels is a domain for information seekers; be it students, faculty or researchers. It has the capacity to accommodate 1300 students at a time.  Besides the comfortable seating and reading environment, the library is well equipped with modern facilities such as access to internet and web resources, including online journals and e-books. The library is providing a growing range of online databases on the campus network.


Access to e-resources (online databases, online journal and e-books etc.) subscribed by the library is also available remotely to all the users (students, researchers and faculty members) through OpenAthens account. OpenAthens – Single Sign-on (SSO) is enable the users of the library to access e-resources  remotely using their office 365-learner.manipal.edu/manipal.edu login credentials.


The library has provided ‘Web-Scale Discovery Service’ (Single Window Search tool) to find relevant information across all library subscribed e-resources, open access resources, library catalogue and MAHE digital repository using the single search box. This tool can search across the library’s all subscribed e-resources the way the Google does.


All the library collection and services have been fully automated on modern line using Koha library management software. Users can search all the print resources (books, journals, back volumes of journals, theses, WHO publications, etc.) of the library through library’s online catalog – the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue).


The library is enabled with RFID technology,  Wi-Fi and security systems with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). The library is providing various research/project support services like - access to Turnitin (plagiarism check) & Grammarly (online grammar and spelling checker), organizing author workshops, literature search service, access to bibliographical and citation tools i.e., Scopus and Web of Science.


The library has the best practices like - organizing information literacy programs, library conferences/workshops, general and subject books exhibitions, Librarians' Day & National Library Week celebrations. There is a separate audio-visual room, computer lab, group study area and private study area in the library.  The library has all the facilities for the students to learn. The Health Sciences Library is committed to provide world-class information support to its users.



Working Hours

The working hours of the Health Sciences Library are as follows.


On All Days

08.30 a.m. To 11.30 p.m.      

On Ganesh Chaturthi,                                        Vijayadashami & Deepavali

08.30 a.m. To 04.30 p.m.



The total collection of library resources as on 1st January 2023 stands as follows.





Journals subscribed for the year 2022


Online journals




Back volumes of journals


Online databases




WHO publications


Postgraduate Dissertations


Ph.D. Theses








Color laser printers




SEARCH - The KMC Health Sciences Library provides access to the following e-resources (online full text databases, online journals of various publishers, e-books, etc.).


1. AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine, with essential information.  AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers and all health professionals with access to more than 124 leading medical titles (books) from the best minds in medicine, updates, thousands of images and illustrations, Q&A, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform and the ability to download content to a mobile device.


2. AccessPediatrics

AccessPediatrics from McGraw-Hill Medical covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Updated regularly and optimized for viewing on any device, this comprehensive online pediatric resource provides instant access to information essential for completing evaluation, diagnosis, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research or self-assessment and board review - all in one place. AccessPediatrics can help medical students to excel in their clerkship through use of use videos, cases, and Q&A; assist residents with leading pediatric textbooks and vignette style exam prep that will establish an important foundation for future practice, and allow practicing pediatricians to quickly search for relevant clinical information.


3. Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination is Lippincott's online platform for the delivery of more than 8 hours of video content that provides head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the advanced assessment or introduction to Clinical Medicine course, or for practitioners requiring a review of the History & Physical.


4. BMJ Best Practice:

BMJ Best Practice is an evidence-based generalist point of care tool, uniquely structured around the patient consultation with advice on symptom evaluation, test ordering and treatment approach.


5. BMJ Learning:

BMJ Learning offers high-quality continuing medical education for doctors and other healthcare professionals. It features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats.


6. BMJ OnExamination:

BMJ Onexamination for MBBS Students is an online platform which helps students to revise their learning. It will help students to reinforce their learnings, gain knowledge and examination skills.



7. CINAHL Complete

CINAHL Complete, the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals, provides fast and easy access to top nursing and allied health journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and continuing education modules. This database contains full text for many of the most used journals found in the CINAHL® index. With CINAHL Complete, users can access a comprehensive scope of content covering over 50 nursing specialties as well as allied health subjects including speech and language pathology, nutrition, physical therapy and much more.


8. ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey is a clinical reference solution that supports clinical education and clinical decisions by making it easier to access and apply relevant knowledge. ClinicalKey provides unparalleled access to concise, trusted answers, as well as deep evidence-based content for more complex issues. Covering over 30 medical and surgical specialties, ClinicalKey is able to provide the answers students and faculty need with its quality, rich content.  It provides access to 750+ journals and 1000+ books.


9. ClinicalKey Student

ClinicalKey Student is an interactive education platform that supports students and faculty by enhancing the learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess the medical knowledge of aspiring professionals.

New Assessment capabilities - Support students and faculty by enhancing the teaching and learning experience with tools tailored to develop and assess the medical knowledge of aspiring professionals. Foundation capabilities - Help medical students to learn smarter, with access to hundreds of acclaimed textbooks, powerful study tools and a library of video resources


10. Cochrane Library:

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials – CENTRAL and Cochrane Clinical Answers) that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. The Cochrane Library is owned by Cochrane and published by Wiley.


11. Embase

Embase is a highly versatile, multi-purpose and up-to-date biomedical database. It covers the most important international biomedical literature from 1947 to the present day and all articles are indexed in depth using Elsevier's Life Science thesaurus Embase Indexing and Emtree®. It is also useful in conducting systematic reviews.


12. Incision Academy

Incision Academy is a surgical education platform for sharing surgical skills and knowledge using standardization and a systematic approach. Incision Academy provides access to a wide range of courses of procedures, filmed in 3D from the surgeon’s point of view.

13. Journal Citation Reports (JCR)

Journal Citation Reports® is a comprehensive and unique resource that allows evaluating and comparing journals using citation data drawn from over 12,856 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 83 countries. It is the only source of citation data on journals and includes virtually all areas of science, technology, and social sciences. Journal Citation Reports can show the:

  • Most frequently cited journals in a field
  • Highest impact journals in a field
  • Largest journals in a field


      Citation and article counts are important indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals. By tabulating and aggregating citation and article counts, JCR offers a unique perspective for journal evaluation and comparison.


14. Lippincott Advisor

Lippincott Advisor provides immediate access to the information nurses need most. The industry’s leading clinician-based online resource is designed for the point-of-care environment, and can provide the most current evidence-based information needed to practice with confidence.


15. Lippincott Procedure

Lippincott Procedures, web-based, go-to source for step-by-step clinical guidance, has over 1,800 procedures and skills from a wide variety of nursing specialties including medical-surgical, critical care, obstetric, pediatric, neonatal, ambulatory care, pediatric intensive care, perioperative, oncology, behavioral health, and long-term care. In addition, it also includes allied health procedures for respiratory therapy and physical therapy.


16. MedOne ComSci

MedOne ComSci is an electronic resource for undergraduate and graduate students in communication science, speech pathology, and audiology as well as professionals practicing in those disciplines. Content is accessible by a simple but powerful searching tool, or simply by browsing.


17. Ovid Medline

The world’s leading bibliographic source for biomedical scholarly literature and research - with easy linking to full-text journals. Updated daily, MEDLINE on the Ovid platform offers novice and expert searchers seamless and up-to-the-minute access to over 23 million of the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 5,600 biomedicine and life sciences journals in nearly 40 languages (60 languages for older journals). English abstracts are included in more than 80% of the records.


18. Research To Publication

Research to Publication is an online educational tool to help the researchers to design, conduct and report on research that journal editors will want to publish. It includes narrative videos and learning exercises across many topics, including what editors look for, publication ethics and how to conduct a medical trial.

Research To Publication is focused on medical research and filled with expert knowledge while being flexible and learner-paced.


19. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete

Users in academic libraries can find definitive research information in ProQuest Health and Medical Complete. The database has over 3786 journals. The database includes all charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos and other graphical elements essential to medical research. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines including cardiovascular diseases, pediatrics, neurology, respiratory diseases, dentistry, anesthesiology and others.


20.  ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health professions, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. This versatile database is designed to meet the needs of nursing and allied health programs at academic institutions. ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database provides thousands of journal titles in full-text, plus dissertations and other grey literature representing rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields


21.  ProQuest Library Science Database

Library Science Database gives users full-text access to a selection of publications relevant to library and information science. It covers a range of titles and topics relevant to the theoretical and applied study of library science, including trade publications aimed at the library profession as well as scholarly journals.


22.  ProQuest Psychology Database

This database provides abstracts and indexing for key Psychology titles, many which are available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.


23.  ProQuest Public Health Database

ProQuest Public Health is a new and unique database; designed to be the ideal starting point for public health information and research. It delivers core public health literature with centralized access to over 800 publications with over 500 in full-text.


24. SciFinder

SciFinder is a research discovery application that provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. SciFinder offers a one-stop shop experience with flexible search and discovers options based on user input and workflow. You can search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references anytime, anywhere.


25. SciVal

SciVal offers quick, easy access to the research performance of 21,200 research institutions and 234 nations worldwide. A ready-to-use solution with unparalleled power and flexibility, SciVal enables to visualize research performance, benchmark relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends. Today's R&D landscape requires research managers to devise better ways to measure the quality and impact of their institution's research projects. Using advanced data analytics super-computer technology, SciVal allows to instantly process an enormous amount of data to generate powerful data visualizations on-demand, in seconds.


26. Scopus

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature with more than 36,377 titles from more than 11,678 international publishers. Scopus offers researchers a quick, easy and comprehensive resource to support their research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and arts and humanities.


27. SpringerLink

SpringerLink providing access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.  It is a comprehensive online collection of medical journals, books and reference works.  Health Sciences Library has access to 743 journals and 19,994 books via SpringerLink.


28. Springer Nature Experiments

Experiments is a new research solution developed by Springer Nature to connect researchers with the most relevant and important protocols and methods to support their research projects. Springer Nature is bringing together the largest available collection of protocols and methods proven to create results, with content from Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, Springer Protocols and Protocols Exchange.


29. STATdx

A comprehensive and trusted diagnostic support tool for radiologists. Highly intuitive and easy to use, STATdx features:

·         4, 600+ common and complex diagnoses with cine clips for selected topics

·         1, 500+ differential diagnosis modules

·         200+ basic and advanced procedures

·         400+ normal imaging anatomy modules


30. UpToDate  Anywhere

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians trust to make the right point-of-care decisions. It is one of the most widely used clinical information resources in the world. It provides continuously updated, evidence-based information, an intuitive user interface and powerful features that enable physicians to make diagnoses, create plans and share information quickly and efficiently. 


31. Web of Science

Web of Science provides researchers, administrators, faculty and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 21,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 180,000 conference proceedings. Current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, with coverage to 1900 is available.


32. Online Journal of Various Publishers

The library is providing access to more than 1000+ online journals of various publishers, such as BMJ, Cambridge, Elsevier, Karger, Lippincott, Medknow, Nature, Oxford, Sage, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Thieme, Wiley, etc.   


Library Services

SEARCH - The Health Sciences Library provides the following value added services to its users in addition to all routine type of services.

  • Reference Service
  • Current Awareness Service
  • Circulation
  • Photocopying
  • Inter - Library Loan/Document Delivery
  • Computer Services
  • CD-ROM Access
  • Internet Access/Wi-Fi
  • OpenAthens (SSO - Single Sign-on) - Remote Access to Subscribed e-Resources
  • OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
  • Grammarly
  • Training in Accessing e-Resources
  • Author Workshops
  • Turnitin



Contacting the Health Sciences Library by post/telephone/e-mail:

Dr. Shivananda Bhat
Chief Librarian and Professor
Health Sciences Library
Kasturba Medical College
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal – 576 104, INDIA
Telephone +91820 2922358
e-mail: lib.kmc@manipal.edu