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Medicine subject guide: Home

Subject Guide - help and guidance on finding resources in your subject area


Welcome to the Medicine Subject Guide

  This guide will help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.   


New to the University?  Explore the Library Induction to learn all about the Library basics. 

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Where to start your search

Library Search

Search for print books, ebooks, journals, articles + more.  Use Library Search LibGuide for guidance.

For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Databases List.

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.

You can browse by subject Medicine or search to find your required resource.

This video introduces a range of evidence-based resources from NICE including Clinical Knowledge Summaries, the BNF and BNFC.

We now have full access to all of the content on Oxford Medicine online. You can access all of the Oxford Medical Handbooks online using your university login. 

Using the BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities tool

To access this resource there are a couple of additional steps. Watch the video below for a demonstration of how to log in and register to access ebooks and assessment activities.


Watch this video for a demonstration of how to search for literature on Medline (Ovid) using multi-field search

Using subject headings when searching Medline can help you find more relevant results and make your search more comprehensive. To learn how to carry out a searching using MeSH (medical subject headings) watch the below video.

Frequently asked questions - healthcare databases

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