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Clinical Medicine: Home

Subjects: Medicine

Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students studying clinical medicine at the University of Oxford, although students from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books/online resources for clinical medicine, including ebooks, ejournals, and bibliographic databases.

Finding books for clinical medicine

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks for clinical medicine and printed books, including the main medicine collection at the Cairns Library in the John Radcliffe Hospital.  For more detailed info about our book collections visit our books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for clinical medicine below but you can find a longer list on the journals page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for clinical medicine below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.


Take a look at the workshops page for details of Bodleian iSkills workshops and how to contact our team of Outreach Librarians for one-to-one support.

Keeping up to date

Keeping up to date with the latest research is very important in medicine. Take a look at the Keeping up to date page of this guide for more information on setting up email alerts for new journal issues and more.

Clinical point of care tools

Staff and students at the University of Oxford have free access to clinical point-of-care tools, designed to answer clinical questions at the point of care. This includes BMJ Best Practice and DynaMed. Have a look at our point of care tools page for more information. 

Attachments and electives

For information on how to continue using library services (including online access to journals and ebooks), see the attachments and electives page of this guide.

Contact Us

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Contact our team of Outreach Librarians for help with anything in this guide.

Key libraries

Cairns Library reading room with people working on laptops at desks

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Outside of Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre building

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Outside of Radcliffe Science Library