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Please note: This Subject LibGuide has been replaced by the new databases: A-Z / by subject pages, the new Library Search, and the search for things: A-Z page. Please update your bookmarks and hyperlinks as all Subject LibGuides will be removed in September 2020.

Medicine (HYMS): Finding books

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

Are you finding the books you need at your library?

The following exercises will show you how to use UNICAT to find books, ebooks and journals across both Hull and York University libraries.

Have a go - Question 1

Using Unicat to look up the location of a book
Question 1
Using UNICAT, what is the shelf location at your preferred university site (i.e. Hull or York) of Swanwick, T. "Understanding medical education: evidence, theory, and practice"?
A 30 SMI
q R 845 U5
R 602.71 T4
A 70 SMI
Y 0.7 SWA
ME 602.71 SWA
MA 602.71 MED

Have a go - Question 2

Question 2
Checking UNICAT, is the book "Wheater's functional histology" by Barbara Young available electronically?

Ebooks (as well as physical books and journals) can also be searched for via the dedicated university catalogues.

Guides for ebook searches at Hull and York can be found via the links.    Advice on screen reading can be found here.


Have a go - Question 3

Using the catalogue to access a journal
Question 3
Using UNICAT, find out who are the authors of the article titled Anti-MuSK myasthenia gravis with prolonged remission; in the e-journal Neuromuscular Disorders, volume 26, issue 7, July 2016, pp. 453-454?
Nicola Clarke
Chris Harwood
Jed Jacobson
Lelan Matthaeus
Jean Paul Bouwyn
Patrick Magnier

(Note that you should search for the journal title NOT the article title when using UNICAT.)


Do you want to buy your own books?

Are you thinking about what books you need to purchase for your course? Don't rush into purchasing, wait until you have started at HYMS to see which texts you find most useful.

Here are a few things to think about before you decide to purchase a book:

  • Check UnicatSearch all e-resources search option to see if you can access the book electronically
  • As a rule, buy the latest edition or check the current validity of older editions
  • Check if there are any 'online extras' which are of use to you when buying a personal copy
  • If buying a text with lots of illustrations as an ebook make sure that they are presented fully (e.g. in colour)
  • See what others think of the text: check reviews and comments on bookshop and publisher websites
  • If you do decide to buy, see the Waterstone's information on our Finding Resources page

N.B. Libraries will not normally hold flash cards or colouring books