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Subject LibGuides

Please note: This Subject LibGuide has been replaced by the new databases: A-Z / by subject pages, the new Library Search, and the search for things: A-Z page.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): Research

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


This page is aimed at PGR and research staff members of HYMS and provides links to information sources from both the University of Hull and York Libraries. As a member of HYMS you are entitled to use the Research Support Services at both institutions so do explore both university links and support where given. 

Welcome to the HYMS Library Service for PGRs

Welcome to the HYMS Library service for staff


Workshops are available at Hull and York to support PGRs.

The CRD, based in York, also run training courses for researchers (cost associated).

Being a networked researcher

Information about using online tools in the research environment - to keep up with your research area, to collaborate with others, and to disseminate your findings is available via Hull and York.

Workshops are also available via Hull and York.

Research Data Management

The Universities of York and Hull and most funders require you to manage and share your data. Information on creating a DMP (Data Management Plan), obtaining DOIs as well as links to training are available from Hull and York.


Protect your copyright, and comply with legislation and licences.

Guidance is available from both Hull and York on protecting and observing copyright.


 ORCID   ORCID™ gives researchers and authors a single unique ID which works across the research landscape. Follow the link for more information from the University of York about registering for an ORCiD. 

Referencing and Systematic Reviews

Create your own resource libraries and automate your referencing.  

Links for referencing softwares and guides can be found via the HYMS Information Skills page.

The Guide to Systematic Reviews details how to conduct advanced literature reviews. 

Publication Impact

Bibliometrics provides a quantitative analysis of the influence of research. It looks at the citation counts for articles to see how they have impacted on the research landscape and with the introduction of altmetrics looks at how the influence of the article can be measured. It stands alongside qualitative measures of excellence such as peer review. Information and links are available via Hull and York.

Searching the literature

You can find information and guidance on searching and keeping up-to-date with the literature on the HYMS Information Skills page  

If you are looking for the information resources available to you at HYMS they are available at Finding Resources 

Open Access Publishing

Using the Institutional Repositories

To be REF compliant, researchers at both universities need to submit all university research outputs published in journals or conference papers with an ISSN for deposit in the University's digital repository within 3 months of acceptance by a publisher.

Hull academic and research staff should deposit copies of their research output through HYDRA.

York academic and research staff should deposit copies of their research output through PURE , after which the output will automatically be deposited to the White Rose Research Online repository.

Information on Open Access, including funding for Gold OA, is available via: Hull and York.