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Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery

A subject guide providing links to Library resources available for neurology, neuroscience and neurosurgery at UCL.

Books and e-books

To find e-books you should use UCL Explore. See our video explaining how to find e-books. A list of e-book services at UCL is also available.

The main print book collection for neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience is in the Queen Square Library, based at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology. More printed books on neuro topics can be found in medicine collections across UCL Library Services. In each library, books on the same topic will be shelved together, making browsing quite simple.

If you have a specific book in mind, it is more efficient to search Explore and limit your search to 'Library catalogue' using the drop-down menu. Most books are available on the shelves within the library collections though some, especially older ones, may be kept in closed access areas and may need to be requested.

  • Find neuro books in UCL's medical libraries - most of the UCL medical libraries arrange their book collections using a classification scheme called NLM (from the National Library of Medicine). Under the NLM system, books about the nervous system are located in the WL section. Visit the NLM website for information about other topics.
  • Find neuro books in UCL Science Library - neurology and neuroscience books are mostly kept in the Medical Sciences section of the UCL Science Library. Refer to the list of subject locations for the location of other topics in the UCL Science Library.
  • Neuro books kept in Stores - if a book location is listed as 'Stores', the item is kept in UCL Stores and you will need to place a store request. Some UCL libraries also have separate stores. For example if a book location is 'Neurology' and the collection code is 'STORE', the item is kept in the Neurology Store in Queen Square and you will need to contact that library to place a request.