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Medicine Subject Guide

Learn about key library resources for studying medicine

Welcome to the Libguide for students of Medicine

This page has links to the key resources which all Medical students should know and be using to support their studies or their research. More in-depth resources can be found using each of the tabs at the left hand side. Below is the Library's Quick Search tool to get you started.

A selection of Medicine e-books from September 2020 to March 2021

Hover over the book cover to see the title/author details and select to view in Library Search, then sign in to view availability and location of print texts and if available as an e-book, access full text.

Cochrane Database - evidence-based systematic reviews of clinical research

TRIP - Turning Research Into Practice

NHS Scotland Knowledge Network - resources and ejournals for NHS staff

Free registration for students working or training in health or social care in Scotland.

Specialised Journals databases in Medical Science

BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Case Reports

Henry Stewart Talks - Biomedical & Life Sciences collection

Cite Them Right - the University of Dundee's online referencing tool

Inter-Library Loans

Books on a library shelf

You can apply for an ILL when you need a book, journal or journal article not held in our collection. Find out more.

Key University Archive Resources in Medicine

Primary source material is a valuable resource for all kinds of subjects across the University, including medicine. You can material such as research notes and papers, NHS Tayside records, photographs and drawings to research the history of medicine, prevalence, spread and treatment of disease.  

You can find items of interest by searching our archives and collections online catalogue

To find out more about the Archive go to and email with your questions.

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