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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.

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Books on Prescription

Southern PHO and participating public libraries in the Otago, Central, Waitaki and Southland areas have joined together to offer the Books on Prescription programme.

GPs or other health professional in the programme may prescribe a book to a patient that addresses a particular problem. The patient then borrows the book from their local library. Students may encounter the scheme while on clinical placement in the community.

The University of Otago Health Sciences Library holds a collection of these books for the teaching, learning and wellbeing of staff and students.

Find out more about our Books on Prescription collection.

British Pharmacopoeia

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The University of Otago Library now provides access to the most recent three years of the BP online through its new website. The BP is a vital reference tool for all individuals and organisations involved in pharmaceutical research, development, manufacture, quality control and analysis.

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.

Divisional Librarian, Health Sciences

Richard German
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