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Medicine: Home

About this Guide

This guide will help you find relevant databases, books, journals, websites and specialist resources for your research in medicine. It will also help you find relevant evidence-based clinical resources. Please explore the tabs at the top for general medical sources and those titled EBP: for finding clinically useful resources.

You can also make an appointment to see one of us, your subject specialist librarians, if you'd like some support with your research. This guide is always a work in progress, so we welcome suggestions for additional content.

Please note that this was originally two separate guides (Medicine and Medicine: EBM for General Practice) which have been merged as a single source for biomedical information at the University of Otago.


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BMJ Best Practice


BMJ Best Practice

Ranked one of the best clinical decision support tools for health professionals worldwide, BMJ Best Practice takes you quickly and accurately to the latest evidence-based information, whenever and wherever you need it.

Its step by step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention is updated daily using robust evidence based methodology and expert opinion. Once you have registered for a personal account on the university network, you can download the app from the App Store or Google Play and access the full content anywhere.

DynaMed Plus

The Library is delighted to offer DynaMed Plus as a clinical decision support tool for 2018. Independent studies have ranked DynaMed higher than other clinical reference services in its category. Study findings have showed that DynaMed is the most current evidence-based point-of-care reference database.

DynaMed Plus topics include concise summaries and detailed recommendations based on the most current evidence. Clinicians and students can view the Overviews & Recommendations section of DynaMed Plus topics to get a quick summary of the topic and recommended actions based on the most current evidence. Clinicians can easily see the levels of evidence and guidelines behind each recommendation.

Featured resource. BMJ OnExamination

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Otago Medical School funds access to BMJ OnExamination for Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago Wellington and University of Otago Christchurch students.

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 through Moodle, enabling free registration.

Subject Librarian | Kaitiaki Pukapuka

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