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Books

Books for medicine can be found in both the Main Library and the JF Allen Library. We've tried to split core reading texts between both sites but most other books will be at the Main Library.

If you find that we need more copies of books please email me or morebooks and I'll endeavour to get more copies as soon as possible.

JF Allen Library

The JF Allen Library is the University's main science library. Most textbooks for the sciences are held here although for research in some subjects or to consult older works you may have to use the Main Library.

It is located on the first floor of the Physics building on North Haugh. During the day it is open to all students.

For more information please see the JF Allen page on the Library website.

Useful Search & Reference Resources

New Books in the Library

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SAULCAT: Search the Library Catalogue

For finding books in the Library. You can also use SAULCAT to find which journals we take.

Finding journals

There are three main ways of getting hold of a journal article.

  1. Search the NHS Knowledge Network E-Library journals list. However, with many of the NHS databases you will get an automated link through to the journal when you carry out your search, so this step might be unnecessary.
  2. Search the University's e-journal database:
     
    Note that you can also search SAULCAT for journal holdings - for best results used the 'Periodicals and Journals' tab. 
  3. If those two steps fail, then you will have to apply for an interlibrary loan

Please note that there isn't usually any other way of getting hold of an article. You can try googling for it, but you will nearly always find that it will at some point ask for a password. Often you will see 'The University of St Andrews' at the top of a page or an ATHENS login link but this DOES NOT mean that you will have access, the only way to check is to consult the catalogues of the University or NHS as described in steps 1 or 2 above.

Key Databases for Medicine

If you are having problems accessing any of the OVID databases using the links below please use this link, sign in with your Athens account, and select the database you want to search.

Please note that to access databases you will need to know your NHS Athens account (starts with efs....) and be logged in to this account. For University resources you may be asked for your Institutional or Shibboleth login - this is just your normal username and password that you use for Galen or to logon to University computers.

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Subject Guide

Vicki Cormie
Contact:
University Library
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St Andrews
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01334 462314
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Using NHS resources on Campus

If you are on campus (ie in University) and if you want to use any Ebsco resources, please login in here - select the ATHENS login and then login with your NHS Athens password BEFORE you start doing your search. IGNORE the resulting page that comes up and return to this page! This will help prevent a conflict between the University and Ebsco accounts. It is not necessary to do this if you accessing material from home.

About this guide

The information in this guide is aimed at undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine who should all be members of the NHS Knowledge Network. Students from other schools do not have access to this resource but will be able to access the University resources mentioned on this page.