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Welcome to the Medical Sciences Subject Guide

Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.

New to the University?  Explore the Getting Started with the Library guide to learn all about the Library basics. 


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Frequently asked questions - healthcare databases

Where to start your search

Library Search

Search for textbooks, ebooks, journals, articles + more.

 Library Search LibGuide available for guidance. For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

Resources spotlight

Henry Stewart talks resource

Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection

Lecture, Seminar and Case study talks focusing on the latest research and developments in biomedical and life sciences.

Oxford Medicine online resource

Oxford Medicine Online

Digital platform hosting Oxford University Press' medical textbooks. Over 1,000 books, many of which include exclusive digital tools such as videos to further enrich learning and practice. 

Medical sciences searching for literature tutorial

Finding literature for assignments - Medical Sciences [online tutorial]

Online tutorial introducing you to the skills and techniques needed for effective library research

Key resources

A quick start guide to using PubMed can be found here. For tips and advice from the Library, see our guide to Medline (PubMed).

Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.

Effective searching and referencing

  • It is  easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available to you.  
  • Invest time in planning an effective online search strategy so that you can quickly and easily discover relevant and high quality information. 


As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.

Top Tip

Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations.  Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.

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