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UNICAT - The HYMS Unified Catalogue



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Key Databases & EBM sources

Cochrane logo The Cochrane Library  i ?
Medline logoMedline via York i ?
Clinical Skills logo Clinical  i
Embase logoEMBASE via York i ?
BMJ Best Practice logoBMJ Best Practice via Hull i ?

Further databases and EBM sources

Desktop computer Electronic information sources at Hull  via Hull i
desktop computer Electronic information sources at York  via York i
NHS Athens logoNHS Athens Resources (inc. BNF/C) via NHS Athens i
Trip logoTrip Available on the web i
Best Evidence logoBest Evidence Available on the web i
Epistemonikos logoEpistemonikos Available on the web i

Multidisciplinary sources

Scopus logoScopus  via Hull via York i ?
Web of Science logoWeb of Science  via Hull via York i ?
Google Scholar logo Google Scholar    ?

An introduction to Gale Primary Sources and Gale Digital Scholar Lab

Watch this video to learn more about Gale Digital Scholar Lab and the wide variety of text data mining applications available within it. As well as integrating with the Gale Primary Sources collections that the Library owns, the Lab can be used to analyse your own text based datasets, so is of value to all research disciplines.

You can access all of the resources listed within the video via our E-Resources Guide

Please note - the new Gale Primary Sources titles described within the video are expected to be available from February 2023.

Reading Lists

Reading Lists can be found via: HYMS Blackboard

Here is a Reading List FAQ for students. 


Covidence is an online software tool designed to streamline the process of conducting a systematic review (or a similarly detailed literature review such as a meta-analysis).

You can use Covidence to collaborate with a team of reviewers to screen results (at both title/abstract and full text stages), complete data extraction and work on risk of bias.

More information can be found on our Systematic Reviews: a Practical Guide.

Image, tutorial and video resources

Acland's anatomy via Hull i
Box of Broadcasts via Hull and York i
Complete Anatomy  i
JISC Media Plus via Hull i
JoVE via Hull i
Tutorials and Simulators  i
Virtual Slidebox for histology  i
Wellcome Images  i

If we don't have what you need

If you would like items added to stock you can use the York Purchase Suggestion form or the Hull Purchase Suggestion form.

Use our FREE Inter-library loan service to obtain copies of journal articles from another library. 

Visit the British Library Document Supply Centre at Boston Spa.  A free minibus runs once a week from the York campus to Boston Spa.

If you are based near London during vacations, you can use the British Library's St Pancras Reading Room .

Use Library Hub Discover to search across UK libraries to see who holds the material you need. It might be possible to visit in person using the SCONUL Access scheme.

Contact the HYMS librarians at to see if we can help.