The hospital records database, from the Wellcome Trust and The National Archives, provides information on the existence and location of hospital records in the United Kingdom. The database currently contains over 2,800 records which can be searched by hospital or town name. The majority of the records in the database relate to holdings in local authority record offices. The coverage of hospital archives is limited. The database holds information on both administrative and clinical records; where they are held, what type of record is held and the date range. The database also has information on the name, management and type of hospital. The existence of other finding aids, lists and catalogues are listed, where known.
The Navigational Aids for the History of Science, Technology and the Environment project website is hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The project, which was completed in 2002, set out to make available the outstanding archive and manuscript resources held by Edinburgh, Glasgow and Heriot-Watt Universities. The website is primarily a search facility, offering open access to the online databases of these institutions. The resources it offers are exceptional in their importance to understanding the history of science in Scotland, especially in recording the 'whole range of national and international firsts in scientific advance and technological innovation'. The site also contains essays, biographical details for key individuals from the collections, images and sound-clips, and suggestions for research uses of the resource. This is a well-planned and comprehensive project, easily usable and with full guidelines for best use readily available. Links are also available to related records in other collections.