IF YOU KNOW THE TITLE (or words in the title) OF A BOOK, click on the link below to open a search box where you can enter the title, or part of the title, of the book you need. Click on the e-books tab to search for electronic books by title
Please select one of the following options, from the drop down list.
For subject searching, you need to go to one of the databases such as PubMed.
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For information about the number of concurrent users with access to each book, click the blue "i" after the title
See also Ethics
The Merriam Webster medical dictionary is now available on your mobile device. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has made this available via MedlinePlus Mobile. This includes sound clips so you can hear how to pronounce the term.
Remember we also have print journals that can be found on the catalogue.
Most journals at WHSL are now only available electronically. However, some of the older journals are only available in print. In order to find out if WHSL has a journal, first check for it by using the e-journal finder in the box above. However, if the journal you want is not available elctronically, then check the catalogue for print holdings. Make sure that you change the drop down menu from Keyword to Journal Title before searching.
Note the LOCATION of the title you want. The Witwatersrand Health Sciences Library (location code WHSL) is at the Medical School on the entry level (Level 4) on the Parktown Campus.
Then note the SHELF NUMBER of the journal. This is the "address" at which the journal is physically housed on the shelves. Note: this location number may be different in different libraries, depending on which classification system is used.
Finally, note the STATUS of the volume and/or issue you want. The status may be ISSUED (ie. it has been taken out, and the date on which it is due to be returned should be reflected as DUE) or NOT ISSUED (ie. it should be on the shelf).
If you notice a gap in our book stock, please complete this form and hand it in at the library.
In addition to the ethics books, you will often need to refer to other biomedical books for other courses you are studying, or for backgraound reading.