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Please note: This Subject LibGuide has been replaced by the new databases: A-Z / by subject pages, the new Library Search, and the search for things: A-Z page.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

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

Where to find your HYMS Reading Lists

Have a look in your course area on Blackboard (there's a Blackboard tab at the top of the page too).

There will normally be a link to your Reading Lists on the side menu bar of your course.

This will take you straight to your specific reading list or provide a list of reading lists if there is more than one associated with your course.

Reading lists contain links to all resources including websites or book chapters. If links are not clear or you experience a problem accessing a resource then please inform your module tutor or contact HYMS Library.                                                                                                                               

Navigating your Reading List

Your reading list will be broken down into termly/weekly or thematic sections. 

You can navigate to the section you need by using the Expand/Collapse list sections option at the top of the list. 

Click on the section title to open that section. You can also filter your list by type of resource and search for particular references in your list if you wish.

Accessing resources on your Reading List

Accessing Books and ebooks

When looking at books on your reading lists, you will see which library holds copies. 

You can then choose to view on their local catalogues.


When viewing the details of a book, an ebook may available, otherwise you can locate the physical copy using the shelf reference.

If the book is on loan, you can follow the link to place a request and you will be emailed when a copy is available to collect.



Accessing Journals and Web Resources

When looking at journal article references, you will see a link to view the article online.


You will be given one or more links to access the article on external sites.  


Similarly, you will be given links to access website resources



More copies needed!

If a book is on loan but you need it make sure to use the reserve/request option on the relevant catalogue. The libraries purchase additional copies of books based on demand -  so, by using the request/reserve option you are helping them, your colleagues, and yourself!

Searching for more

Finally, our Your Search Journey tutorial (Information Skills 1, part 2) will introduce you to structuring your search question, evidence search resources and evaluating your results.