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Medicine: Useful Resources

Welcome to the LibGuide for Medicine

This page offers you a selection of links to resources for Medicine which include the books catalogue, a to z listing for journals and databases, websites and grey literature.

Books for Medicine can be found on Floor 2 of the new Library Building beginning at shelf mark 610

How to find scholarly material for your research at UL Library

Finding the Literature (Part 1 of 2)

Finding the Literature (Part 2 of 2)


Websites can be very useful for up to date information and it is important to check if that information is reliable and accurate.

A selection of websites for Medicine are:

Department of Health, Clinical Effectiveness - Clinical effectiveness is a main component of patient safety and processes include guidelines, audit and practice guidance.

Health Research Board - The Health Research Board is the statutory body under the guidance of the Department of Health. Its mission is to enhance people’s health, patient care and health services by leading and supporting research and build knowledge, then promoting its application in policy and practice.

About Journals

A journal is a regular publication which can be published monthly, bimonthly or quarterly.

Journals can be scholarly or popular.

Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals.  Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.

Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.


Journal Collections


A database is a platform for searching across various information resources such as journal articles, conference reports, books, book chapters

Key databases for Medicine are:


Pubmed and Medline Databases