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WHSL Introduction to Research in the Biomedical Sciences: 3. Find Books in the Catalogue or List of e-Resources

Helpful information for undertaking the research process in the biomedical sciences

Finding Material at WHSL

Use keyword searching or MeSH terms to find materials by topic or subject. Print or write down the citation (author, title,etc.) and the location information (shelf number and branch library). Note the circulation status. When you pull the book from the shelf, scan the bibliography for additional sources. Watch for book-length bibliographies and annual reviews on your subject; they list citations to hundreds of books and articles in one subject area. 

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Using the Catalogue

Click on the WHSL e-Resources in Health Care guide. Under the section Library Links, you will find a link called Search the Library Catalogue. Search for your topic under keyword, or use MeSH from the drop down menu. Click on the file below to see a brief tutorial on using the catalogue to search for biomedical material.

Using the e-Resources List

Click on WHSL e-Resources in Health Care. Navigate to the e-Books (MeSH Heading) tab, and select the inital of topic you require, eg. select M for microbiology. Scroll to the section under the heading Microbiology. Each e-book listed links directly to the e-book in WHSL's collection. 

Note: Some books have single user licenses; while others are available on a site license. This information is indicated by clicking on the small blue icon with an i (more information). This information indicates the number of users who can use the same material concurrently. If you experience diffculty in opening a resource, please try again later. It may be that the number of users for the same resource exceeds the number of licenses available at the time you try to open the e-book content.