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Medicine (HYMS): New Students

Welcome. These pages bring together key resources for HYMS. Use the tabs below to find books, ebooks, articles, journal titles and other resources.


Welcome to HYMS and to the HYMS Library service.

As a member of HYMS you have access to the library collections of two universities: the University of York and the University of Hull. HYMS Library provides central links to Library guides, information on services and facilities, and connections to the Library catalogues, e-journals, databases and other subject resources relevant to HYMS.

In the following four pages we aim to ensure that you know how to find resources available to you, know how to access key resources, and understand basic database searching.

If you need any help at any time please ask a member of library staff or contact

1. Get to know your local library

HYMS does not have its own, separate library. Instead, it is a member of the two university libraries, allowing you, as a member of HYMS, to access the resources, services and collections of both of these institutions.

There is lots of information online regarding the two university libraries. Take a look at some of the online induction material for your home university library:

The Brynmor Jones Library at Hull has a dedicated induction page for new students.

The Morrell library at York has a guide for new users with starter essentials.

2. Accessing resources: your different logins

You will be given login details as part of your induction. These are your gateway into electronic resources at Hull and York - you need to keep details for BOTH sites safe so you can access materials from both sites.

Student card

To access the full selection of library resources available to you as a member of HYMS you must have and use both your Hull and York accounts, irrespective of where you are based.

You may also be entitled to an NHS Athens account. You can get more information about this  on our eResource Access Information page.

Note that if you are an MB BS or Physician Associate student your registration should be automatic and you should receive anemail with your account details in Term 1.

3. Keep in touch

You can follow our blog, and receive emails which will inform you about events happening at the two universities, new services we're offering and what we've been buying for you. SIgn up by entering your email address in the box below Follow by Email which can be found on the lower RHS of the page and click submit. You will receive an activation email and once you've followed the link in that, you will start receiving all that lovely news!

You can also follow us on Twitter and don't forget to let us know what you think on surveys and the Staff Student Committee.

4. Now get a head start

Click on the arrow and have a go at the induction exercises to help you find books and more in the university libraries.