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Medicine

A subject guide to library resources for students and staff in the Faculty of Medical Sciences including the UCL Medical School

Library essentials for staff and students 2020-21

Our libraries are open and we are providing a full service around the clock online as well as on-campus access to study spaces, books and other services. However, some of our services might be subject to change as we follow government guidance. Please consult our current information page for up-to-date news.

Welcome to the Medicine subject guide

Our medical libraries jointly support research, learning and clinical activities at UCL and at our partner NHS Trusts. The Cruciform Hub and the Royal Free Hospital Medical Library lead on service provision for the Divisions and Institutes of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, including the UCL Medical School. The Division of Surgery & Interventional Science is also supported by the Institute of Orthopaedics Library at the Stanmore Campus.

Library staff can advise you on searching for literature to use in your academic work and we can help you to find the full text of books, articles, or other publications. We can provide advice on referencing and on using reference management software, like EndNote, to add citations and references to your written work. The library also offers research support in areas such as open access, UCL's Research Publications Service, bibliometrics, and research data management.

Use the left-hand menu to see how the libraries can support you in your learning, teaching and research. 

You may also find information to support your specialty in other subject guides:

Additional guidance about UCL Library Services for healthcare staff and students at our partner NHS Trusts is available on our web pages.

Key databases in Medicine

Visit the Databases page in this guide for further information about key databases and resources for medicine.

Key databases for Medicine include:

Resources to aid clinical decision making

Multidisciplinary databases

Electronic textbooks

We have key collections of medical and biomedical electronic textbooks available from

Tailored support

Library staff can advise you on searching for literature to use in your academic work and we can help you to find the full text of books, articles, or other publications. We can provide advice on referencing and on using reference management software, like EndNote, to add citations and references to your written work. The library also offers research support in areas such as open access, UCL's Research Publications Service, bibliometrics, and research data management.

Online reading lists

We can help with using the online reading lists, or if there are any recommended resources that are not available in the library. You can browse online reading lists for UCL's biomedical departments and course modules: