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The Biomedical Sciences Guide

Designed to be useful, relevant and user-friendly, this guide will provide you with access to a range of key library and information resources to aid your studies/research in Biomedical Sciences. You can navigate this guide using the tabs across the top:

Journals & Databases    Books   Referencing & Writing   Multimedia Resources    Postgrad Research    Websites

The majority of the print Biomedical Sciences resources can be found in the Health Sciences Library located opposite Dunedin Hospital in the Sayers Building and in the Science Library on Cumberland Street.

For further assistance with your research, please feel free to make an appointment to see the Biomedical Sciences Subject Librarian - Christy Ballard

Plan your search

Before you start searching the databases,  it helps to take time to plan your search.

Step 1:  Clearly define the topic or research question

Step 2:  Divide the topic or question into separate key concepts

Step 3:  Select alternative search terms and synonyms for each concept

Step 4:  Consider using text word symbols such as truncation and "phrase searching"

Step 5:  Select search terms to combine using Boolean logic - AND, OR, NOT

Step 6:  Select relevant databases via the Library homepage or your Subject Guide

Step 7:  When searching a database look for subject heading options

Step 8:  Run text word searches to complement subject heading searches

Step 9:  Review the results and modify your search strategy as required

Subject Librarian | Kaitiaki Pukapuka

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Christy Ballard
Contact:
Health Sciences Library - Rm 102 (1st floor of the Sayers Building).
(03) 479 7459
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