This guide aims to round up the most useful resources and information related to Medicine
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This recording of a Dissertation Festival session provides an introduction to searching for literature on Medline using the Ovid interface. Medline is a database of over 25 million records of medical literature including research, clinical practice, policy issues and health care services.
Visit this guide to Library resources and services, working with research literature, and study skills for medical students moving into their intercalated year.
Literature review & study skills resources for intercalating medical students
Can't find a book? If the university doesn't have a book you need for your studies then use the Request a Book Service.
Can't access an article? Use the Interlibrary Loan Service to get resources (digital or hard copies) delivered to you.
"Critical Appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context. It is an essential skill for evidence-based medicine because it allows people to find and use research evidence reliably and efficiently." - CASP. 2022. Critical Appraisal Tools And Resources. [online] Available at: <https://casp-uk.net/critical-appraisal-tools-and-resources/> [Accessed 27 September 2022].
These resources can help guide you when appraising quality of publications and studies:
The University provides short term library laptop loans for all students, and medium and long term laptop service + Mi-Fi units for students in hardship.
The Royal Infirmary Library has 5 laptops available for loan, and the Western General Hospital Library has 3 laptops available for loan.
Use DiscoverEd to find the resources you need. Use DiscoverEd to explore:
Your EASE password gives you access to your library account.
Need help searching DiscoverEd? Have a look at the help pages and FAQs.
Need to find the recommended Resource lists for your course? Then look it up at the Resource Lists Homepage.
Exam Papers Online provides access for staff and students of the University of Edinburgh to the collected degree examination papers of the University from 2004 onwards, They may be used by students as a study aid only.