Anatomy PhD, MD, MSc, ChM and DSc theses of staff and students of the Anatomy Department, from 1910 to date, are available in the thesis collection.
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's libraries or available online. Please speak to your Subject Librarian about these items as he may be able to suggest other means by which we can access them.
Recommendations for new books, journals or database subscriptions can be made to either the Medical Subject Librarians (email@example.com) or Glenn Wakley (Library Representative for Anatomy). We also welcome requests for trial access to new and novel resources.
Note: some of the documents on this page are in PDF format. In order to view a PDF you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
|Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy||Designed to help students gain a three-dimensional understanding of human structure. It shows images of real, dissected human anatomical specimens, encompassing the upper limb, lower limb, trunk, head and neck, and internal organs.
Two navigation tools, the index and the table of contents, give immediate access to specific content. User's will require an up to date version of Windows Media Player software to view the videos. Internet Explorer is the recommended web browser. Users of the Firefox browser may need to download the videos prior to playing them.
|Cochrane Library - Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews||The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of individuals and institutions committed to preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews of the effects of health care, thus providing a significant contribution to the advancement of evidence based practice. The full Cochrane Library is available for searching and includes the following databases: - Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - DARE - the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness - Cochrane Controlled Trials Register - Cochrane Review Methodology - Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database - NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED)|
|Embase||Provides access to the bibliographic Excerpta medica database and covers approximately 3,500 international journals from 110 countries. The following subject fields are covered: drug research, pharmacology, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine and biomedical engineering and instrumentation. Nursing, veterinary medicine, psychology and alternative medicine are covered selectively. Data goes back to 1980 and is updated weekly.|
|Historical Anatomies on the Web||This is a digital project designed to give Internet users access to high quality images from important anatomical atlases in the collection of the National Library of Medicine. The project offers selected images from the NLM's atlas collection, not the entire books, with an emphasis on images and not texts. Atlases and images are selected primarily for their historical and artistic significance, with priority placed upon the earliest or the best edition of a work in the NLM's possession.|
|Medline on OvidSP||Produced by the US National Library of Medicine, Medline on OvidSP covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide. Data available goes back to 1966 and the database is updated weekly.|
|PubMed, including Medline||A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes millions of citations from Medline and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources, including: - records from in Medline In Process (which is searchable through OvidSP - records move to the main Medline database after a week, when indexed with MeSH) - some chemistry and other non-medical science titles which do not have MeSH subject headings - many open access, full-text publications funded by the National Institute for Health.|
|Scopus||A large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus has journal coverage in many subjects across the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.|
|Web of Science - Core Collection||The databases available within the Web of Science - Core Collection are:
Entries prior to 1981 do not include abstracts.
The Medical Library runs formal training sessions on database searching for anatomy students. However if you require additional help please contact Medical Library Staff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also use the self-paced training guides and tutorials to learn how to use each resource.
The following tutorials are provided by the Virtual Training Suite. Written by a team of UK university lecturers and librarians they will help you to use the Internet effectively:
The Medical Library contains a wealth of such material in either print or electronic format.
Consider titles starting with:
Look for others that end with the term 'reviews', for example:
Examples of other titles include:
The Medical Subject team run a programme of training in finding and using information by arrangement with your department.
It is important to reference any sources of information you use in your work in order to avoid plagiarism. The Library's Plagiarism information and advice pages give guidance on what plagiarism is, its consequences and how to avoid it.
You should cite references in a consistent style. Biomedical journals mostly use either the Harvard or Vancouver formats for citing references.
The Vancouver Group - now known as the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors - first published its Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals in 1979. The current version of Uniform requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals is available online. For samples of reference citation formats, consult the National Library of Medicine.
Other useful resources include:
For information on quoting specific journals, please visit the relevant publishers' websites page.
Abbreviated journal titles can make finding a journal difficult. It is often necessary to know the full title in order to locate the journal or to request it on inter-library loan. To find journal title abbreviations you could use:
If you are unable to find the abbreviation you are looking for please ask a member of Library staff.
Sometimes very short unofficial abbreviations are employed in reference books or journals. Here are some example that you may encounter:
Please note: these should not be used in the references that you write, unless they are stipulated by the body or journal to which you are submitting your work.
For general information, please visit the journal abbreviations page.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 21 September 2015 by the University Library
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