Welcome to the Subject Guide for Medicine (HYMS).
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A lot has changed this academic year, but the Library remains on hand to help you. Whether you're new to the University or returning, there's a lot to know about. We've summarised the key information in the videos below, but don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any support.
|The Cochrane Library||i
Covers the effectiveness of healthcare intervention, including reviews of literature and references to randomised controlled trials.
Medline is the primary abstracting and indexing service for the medical and biomedical sciences indexing over 4,600 journals. Daily and weekly updates.
The same platform includes access to EMBASE, AMED (Allied and Contemporary Health Medicine), HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) and PsycINFO (useful for mental health topics). Use the "Change" link above the search box to switch to a different resource on the platform.
Covers step by step clinical skills procedures, links to national guidance, plus other features covering assessment.
Embase (also known as the Excerpta Medical Database) covers biomedical and pharmaceutical information, indexing over 3,500 pharmaceutical and biomedical related journals. Updated weekly.
The same platform includes access to Medline, AMED (Allied and Contemporary Health Medicine), HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium) and PsycINFO (useful for mental health topics). Use the "Change" link above the search box to switch to a different resource on the platform.
|BMJ Best Practice||via Hull||i
BMJ Best Practice is a decision-support tool for use at the point of care. Structured around the patient consultation, it aims to present the required information just as it's needed.
Sign in using the "Shibboleth users go here" option (under the Log in tab): choose "UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research (UK)", click "Continue", then search for and select the University of Hull.
Once signed in via Hull, it's a good idea to set up a My BMJ Best Practice account in order to access the personalisation features available.
You can also set up the BMJ Best Practice app.