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Medicine (MBChB)

This guide aims to round up the most useful resources and information related to the (MBChB) Medicine

Useful Resources

Literature Databases:

  • Medline: A key resource covering research, clinical practice, administration, policy and healthcare services.
  • Embase: Covering pharmacology, medicine and biomedical literature this database is an essential resource.
  • PsycINFO: Contains material from the fields of psychiatry, psychology and psychological related disciplines.
  • Web of Science: With resources from a variety of subjects areas including over 2,500 core medical journals.
  • Scopus: Encompassing health, physical sciences, social sciences and humanities subject areas.
  • Clinical Key: A clinical search engine which aims to help healthcare professionals make decisions in patient scenarios.  
  • Cochrane Library: Contains high-quality evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. 

Decision Support Summaries (Point of Care):

Anatomy Resources:

Video Journals and Seminars:

  • JOVE: A collection of video journals covering a wide range of subjects including Neuroscience, Medicine, Genetics and Cancer Research. Search via the E-Journal A-Z pages. 
  • Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical and life Sciences Collection of over 550 seminar style talks by leading world experts.

Other Medicine Databases...

Intercalating medical student?

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

Unable to get access to a book or journal?

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.

Academic Support Librarian

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Ruth Jenkins
Western General Hospital Library
Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU
0131 537 2299

Finding Resources

Use DiscoverEd to find the resources you need. Use DiscoverEd to explore:

  • online resources
  • physical resources
  • special repositories

Your EASE password gives you access to your library account.

Need help searching DiscoverEd? Have a look at the help pages and  FAQs.

Course Resource Lists

Need to find the recommended Resource lists for your course? Then look it up at the Resource Lists Homepage.

Exam Papers

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.