Welcome to the Biomedical Sciences subject guide. Use the tabs at the left of the page to find information about different resources, databases and referencing.
Search terms (keywords)
Be clear about your topic and think carefully about what information you are trying to find.
If you are unsure about which search terms to use, start by using general keywords. Your initial set of results will help you become familiar with the language used and give you ideas for new search terms to try.
Google Scholar is a useful place to find journal articles and ebooks online. In addition to Library resources, Google Scholar can be a good starting point for your research as it will give you an overview of what published material exists on your topic. You can search for scholarly literature, across disciplines and formats, from a single screen.
You can used the Advanced Settings menu in Google Scholar to get links to the Library's subscribed journals. For instructions on how to connect your accounts, see the guide or watch the video below.
Always check with the Library before making any payment to access an article as you may be entitled to free access.
Web of Science
Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.
Covering worldwide medical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues and health care services.
A major pharmacological and biomedical literature database covering mainly journal literature (plus some book reviews and conference proceedings) with strong coverage of European journals.
Abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. Covers over 20,000 journals from health, life, physical and social sciences and the humanities.
Use Inter-Library Loans and Intra-Library Loans to have resources (digital and hardcopies) delivered from other campuses and other libraries around the world.
Can't find a book you need for your studies?
Use the Request a Book service to tell us and we will try and buy it for the library.
'Citation searching' means taking some key papers you have already identified and using them to find other relevant papers.
There are a number of ways to do this:
Learning a few basic principles will help you find the information you want from the many online resources, ejournals and databases to which the Library provides access.