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Health Sciences


Welcome to your online guide to library resources for Health Sciences.

Your Liaison Librarian

Adrian Clark
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General enquiries:
+44 (1904) 32 42 54
Book an appointment with a library specialist:
Taught students please use our booking system.
Research students and staff please email for an appointment.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination:
The liaison contact for CRD is Janette Colclough.
International Humanitarian Affairs:
See the Subject Guide for Humanitarian Response and Development.

Forthcoming training sessions

We run a number of training sessions each term. The training sessions are open to all members of the University.

To book onto a session, follow its link below (you'll need to log in to the booking system).

Next sessions:

We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates:

Welcome to the Subject Guide for Health Sciences

Nurse at workThese pages bring together key resources and information for Health Sciences.

Use the tabs above to Find resources, Evaluate what you've found and Organise your work. You'll also find lots of help and advice on the Tutorials and guides tab.



What can you expect from Information Services?

Learn how to manage your references with ease

ReferencingDo you struggle to keep track of the useful resources that you find for your research? Perhaps you're surrounded by hundreds of post-it notes full of references? Reference management software can help.

At the University of York you have access to two pieces of software to help you manage your references: EndNote and Paperpile. Explore our Digital Skills Guide on Reference Management to learn more about these useful tools.

Library Surgeries

Library surgery signAttend one of our Library Surgeries to ask questions and get advice. There's no need to book - just come along if you're free!

All sessions will take place in Health Sciences Student Services.

  • Monday 10 April, 12-1pm
  • Monday 8 May, 12-1pm
  • Thursday 11 May, 12-1pm
  • Thursday 8 June, 12-1pm

Key databases

Explore the full range of databases for Health Sciences in the Find resources page.

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Clinical skills logoThe Library provides access to a range of resources that can help you to develop skills for use in practice.

These resources, that provide step-by-step instructions and suggestions for further reading are a good starting point:

For advice about medicines and prescribing, see the British National Formulary (BNF). The BNF is also available in print in the Library; find the latest edition through YorSearch.