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Finding Information for Biomedical Science

Introduction

Using this Guide

This guide will take you through the basics of literature searching in Medical and related topics, using resources subscribed by the University and available through the Library's resource discovery tool FindIt. 

The activities are divided into sections as follows:

Literature Searching and Referencing: further help

For fuller details on using the referencing software Endnote Online, see our online Guide.

For general information about literature searching, see the Library Guide to Effective Search Techniques

For general help with using FindIt, see the Library FindIt Guide

NB: there are key help tools to help you learn about referencing correctly.

  • iCite Guide - Library web pages
  • Cite them right online - from Macmillan Education.  Enter University of Birmingham and then your Uni login for access
    • Check the individual examples given, and try out the video or online tutorials in Cite them right online
  • You can also follow our self-enrol Canvas course on Good Academic Practice.  This includes information about effective referencing and its context within Academic writing
  • NB: You should always check with your Programme and tutors about any guidelines or instructions on referencing, especially on which style to use

For short Canvas courses and other materials on a range of topics from Writing and Research skills to note-taking and time management, see the Academic Skills Gateway 

Acknowledgements

With acknowledgements to:

LWW Wolters Kluwer, who supply Ovid Medline under license to the University of Birmingham.
Ex Libris Group (Proquest), provider of the FindIt discovery tool, which is powered by Primo under license to the University of Birmingham.

Clarivate Analytics, who supply Endnote Online and Web of Science under license to the University of Birmingham.

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