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This guide will help you find relevant databases, books, journals, websites and specialist resources for your research in medicine. Please explore the tabs along the top for tips on finding specific types of resources. You can also make an appointment to see us, your subject specialist librarians, if you'd like some support with your research. The guide is always a work in progress, so we welcome suggestions for additional content.

Featured resource: StatPearls

StatPearls logo includes a growing list of free online textbook review chapters and inexpensive multiple-choice and flashcard questions with explanations available in Apps, eBooks, and a soon-to-be-released online CME/CE Learning Management System covering over 400 medical specialties.

It is the brainchild of A/Prof Scott H.Plantz, MD, University of Louisville, and its contents are edited by academics. It includes peer-reviewed chapters about health conditions and diseases, and innumerable multiple choice question/answer quizzes available for a small fee. It is intended not only for medical students and doctors, but for a wide range of health professionals.

The chapters will eventually be indexed by PubMed, and sections are downloadable as eBooks. The completed database will have 100,000 questions and 17,000 chapters, written by 3000 health professionals.

Featured resource. BMJ OnExamination

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Dunedin School of Medicine (and University of Otago Wellington) students have joined their classmates from University of Otago Christchurch with access to BMJ OnExamination.

BMJ OnExamination is "the world's leading provider of online medical exam preparation." It provides exam revision resources, self assessment modules and clinical video tutorials. 4th and 5th year students should have been supplied with a voucher code and URL, enabling free registration.

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy


For anytime, anywhere access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet to more than 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.

In anatomy, medical and dental studies, the Video Atlas is productive and time efficient as a preview, as an adjunct to dissection, and as a review tool. It is also helpful for students who need to re-learn clinically relevant anatomy for surgical runs. Since surgeons in training must re-learn anatomy at many stages in their careers the Video Atlas is popular with interns and registrars in surgical specialties.

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