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Please note: This Subject LibGuide has been replaced by the new databases: A-Z / by subject pages, the new Library Search, and the search for things: A-Z page.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

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 HYMS teaching staff and provides links to information sources from both the University of Hull and York Libraries.

You can find a brief introduction to the HYMS Library service for staff in our welcome document, the link to which is included in your HYMS induction pack.

Supporting you during the Coronavirus outbreak

During the Coronavirus outbreak there will likely be changes to the Library that will affect what services and materials are available to you. Please be assured that we’re here to help and will continue to support you in your studies throughout this period. The video on the right explains what support is available.

You can contact the Academic Liaison team at for help via email or to arrange an appointment via video chat or telephone. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need support.

We have developed a guide with FAQs to help you at this time and guide to preparing for the Autumn term. Remember to keep checking the University’s Coronavirus updates for the latest information.

HYMS Library Team

Catriona Kemp
(HYMS Librarian)

Dave Curtis
(Academic Liaison Assistant)


Turnitin is a ‘text matching’ software that is used by institutions all over the world to ensure the integrity of student writing. The University of York subscribes to Turnitin as an institution and it is integrated with the Yorkshare VLE. Student work can be uploaded to Turnitin submission points and is cross-referenced with the contents of Turnitin’s database. Turnitin then produces ‘originality reports’ that show the percentage of matched text in the assignments. 

More information and workshops can be found on our Turnitin page.

Reading lists

You can access the reading list system here.  You will need your York Login.

Established lists are available on the course area of Blackboard.

See our Practical Guides for more help and information.


If we don't have what you need

Items not available via the University libraries or NHS resources may be requested via your home University Library's Inter Library Loan Scheme, subject to the normal quotas and charges of that site:

Information about using other libraries (including other universities via SCONUL Access and the British Library):

You can also request the purchase of book titles:

If you are a Hull based:

  • student use the Suggest a purchase form here.
  • member of staff, requesting items for teaching use the reading list system .
  • member of staff, requesting items to support your research see Supporting your research > Ordering materials for research.

If you are York based: