Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are now able to access an extensive library of information by going online.
The MS Society has created the resource, which enables patients or other interested parties to search through thousands of books, journals, papers and magazines, just by logging on to the internet.
It says the facility contains diverse information aimed at children, laypersons and professionals.
David Bates, librarian for the MS Society, comments: "For years the MS Society has had a library available to support the information needs of people affected by MS, but there has been no way for people to search it themselves and access the documents."
Now, he added, patients are able to access the "world-class" information - and he encouraged any individuals who are unable to gain electronic access to the information to contact the charity for help.
The MS Society states it is the UK's largest charity for people affected by the condition.
It has a network of regional branches across the country, as well as a national centre in London and national offices in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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