Resources for Biomedical Science Undergraduates  

Getting Started

New: Find it Faster

To access relevant information for your course:

  1. Start at the Library Catalogue and choose Title Search from the dropdown menu.
  2. Input your Course Code e.g. DT204
  3. Choose from the list of links to online dissertations, exam papers, dissertation lists or program documents.




  • So why use eJournals? Journals contain academic research which is not found in textbooks. Information is published on a monthly or weekly basis and consists of breakthroughs and reports on current research.
  • The DIT Library biomedical science ejournals can be searched by journal title or subject. Or search the entire journal collection including hardcopy titles on the Library Catalogue using Journal Title Search


  • Browse via the eBook link: most of the biomed titles are located in MyiLibrary or NCBI. Or search for a specific etextbook on the Library Catalogue.

Subject Links


Kevin St Guides to Project Resources

 Download and use these guides to help you get started with an assignment or project

Assignment & Information Skills Resources

First Year
  1. Finding information for a first year assignment
  2. Evaluating Web Resources
  3. Information types and sources
  4. Finding fulltext journal articles
  5. Journal article critical reviews : how to get started
  6. Referencing and citing
Final year
  1. Finding information for a final year project
  2. Finding fulltext journal articles
  3. Databases and effective search strategies
  4. Evaluating Web Resources
  5. How to use Google Scholar
  6. Referencing and citing


Subject Databases for Biomedical Science

Why use these as opposed to google or other search engines? Subject databases index current scholarly research on various topics published in thousands of academic journals and are the ideal way to find out what’s new in your subject. You may need to use several to locate the information you need as no single database indexes every journal publication.

Academic Search Complete Cochrane Library EuropePubMedCentral
Standards (IS, ISO, European) Science Direct Web of Knowledge

Try the following Kevin St Library Guides to get started:

Citing Your Sources

Citing and referencing the information sources used in research is essential to avoid plagiarism. See the Kevin St Library Referencing and citing guide for introduction purposes. Another useful link is How to Avoid Plagiarism. Each subject has its own citation style and the School of Biological Sciences often uses a version of the Harvard Referencing (author/date) style - check with your course co-ordinator if in doubt or see this summary guide Harvard Referencing Guide (DIT Library Kevin St))

Journal Abbreviations

Abbreviated journal titles may be required depending on the citation style used. Some useful tools which 'translate' the full journal title into the abbreviated version are:

    1. Web of Science Journals
    2. CASSI
    3. All that JAS

Bibliographic citation software

Various freeware options can be used to manage, cite, share and store your citations:
    1. Endnote Basic
    2. Zotero
    3. ReadCube
    4. REFolution
    5. CiteThisForMe

Back Up Resources

 If you need additional resources see Using Other Libraries and Inter Library Loans for further options.


Information Literacy: Julie de Foubert
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