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FEATURED RESOURCE: ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey includes: all Elsevier medical and surgical journals (over 500), selected third-party journals and content sources, all Elsevier medical and surgical reference books (over 1100), all medical and surgical clinics of North America, all Procedures Consult content and associated videos, all Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs from Gold Standard, all Elsevier medical and surgical videos (over 13,000+), millions of medical and surgical images, and Elsevier and third-party published patient education handouts.

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

Liaison Librarian | Kaitiaki Pukapuka

Christy Ballard
Contact:
Medical Library - Rm 102 (1st floor of the Sayers Building).

Ph: (03) 479 7459.

christy.ballard@otago.ac.nz

The Pharmacology & Toxicology Subject 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 Pharmacology and Toxicology. It is however a work in progress, so in order to maintain up-to-date and relevant content we welcome suggestions from you the user. Refer to the Feedback box on this page.

The Pharmacology and Toxicology Resources can be found in the Medical Library located opposite Dunedin Hospital in the Sayers Building.

For further assistance, you can make an appointment to see the Subject Specialist Librarian - Christy Ballard.