Books for the medical disciplines are located at the Medical Library. Students may also wish to use the services and the resources of both the James Hardiman (Main) Library and the Nursing and Midwifery Library. Our guide to the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme will help you to find books on your specific topic.
Copies of printed journals for the medical disciplines are located at the Medical Library. Many more journals are available electronically via the Library catalogue. Students may also wish to use the resources of both the James Hardiman (Main) Library and the Nursing and Midwifery Library.
The Library catalogue enables you to find out if the Library has particular books or journals, or to identify books on a subject by keyword.
To identify journal articles on a particular topic you need to use a database. Databases for your discipline are listed at the link below.
If you require assistance please contact the Health Sciences Librarian firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Health Sciences Librarian, who has specialist knowledge of the literature, is available to assist you with your subject queries, which may be received in person, by email, or by telephone.
- BUBL http://www.bubl.ac.uk
- Doctor’s Desk http://drsdesk.sgul.ac.uk
- EBM Tool Kit http://www.med.ualberta.ca/ebm/ebm.htm
- Evidence Based Medicine Toolbox http://www.nuigalway.ie/medical_informatics/ebmtoolbox.html
- Medical Student http://www.medicalstudent.com
- MedlinePlus Health Information http://medlineplus.gov
- National Electronic Library for Health (NELH) http://www.nelh.nhs.uk
- Netting the Evidence http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/ir/netting
- Intute http://www.intute.ac.uk/healthandlifesciences/medicine/
- Student Doctor Network http://studentdoctor.net
View the training events calendar to see forthcoming training events, or contact the Health Sciences Librarian if you'd like to request training.
By providing an accurate bibliography and references you demonstrate the range and depth of the research that you have done on your essay or thesis.
It is therefore essential to keep accurate records of the books, journal articles and general sources that you have used. It also ensures that there is no suspicion of plagiarism.
Different subject areas use different referencing styles and your lecturers will advise you on this.
The Library has created a for the Harvard Referencing Style. Ask for a copy at the Customer Services Desk or download directly from the Library web site.
EndNote is a popular software package designed to help you create references and bibliographies. It integrates with Microsoft Word enabling you to cite references in any one of several hundred styles eg: Harvard, MLA, or Vancouver as well as providing a portable “library” of all your references that you can add to over time.The Library provides introductory EndNote training sessions throughout the year. For information on these, please visit the page.
Who can Help?
Subject Librarian, Health Sciences
Tel: +353 91495228
Information Support, Medicine & Health Sciences
Tel: +353 91493601
Information Support, Nursing & Midwifery
Tel: +353 91495250/5229