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Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics: Home

Guide to Oxford University library resources, facilities and services for DPAG.

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The Science & Medical Libraries are published in the MSD divisional e-newsletter, Oxford Sci News newsletter.    Issues include upcoming training and events, new acquisitions, updates on project developments, updates on online resources and useful reminders for busy researchers and students.




About the Guide

This LibGuide tells you about resources available through the Bodleian Libraries to support teaching and research in Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics at Oxford. This home page covers information on libraries providing resources on these broad topics, including neuroscience and cardiology; access and services; updates on library news; and support. Tabs at the top of the page provide information on particular types of resources.

Your Subject Librarian, Karine Barker, is based in the Radcliffe Science Library. Please contact her for help and information on:

  • Library services & resources
  • Literature searching
  • One-to-one or group training on e-resources such as subject databases, reference management, theses, citation searching
  • Keeping up to date with developments in your field
  • Book and journal recommendations for library purchase
  • Open access publishing

    Libraries for Medical Sciences

    Racliffe Science Library

    The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) is the University's main science library. It covers the non-clinical medical sciences such as Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, Physiology, Pathology, and Pharmacology.  

    The complete collections of printed and electronic resources, including online databases, are listed on the SOLO catalogue. The book collection is located on Level 2. Texts on undergraduate reading lists and reference works are found here. Some books are stored outside Oxford and have a status of 'Closed Stack' on SOLO. Closed Stack material can be requested for consultation in the libraries. D.Phil. students may be able to borrow reference copies, and some closed stack materials. Please contact your Subject Librarian for more information and how to apply.

    Access to the library is granted as soon as you receive a University card. The Radcliffe Science Library operates with a swipe card entry system.

    Health Care Libraries: Cairns Library and Knowledge Centre

    The other 2 libraries holding material relevant to members of  the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics are the Bodleian Health Care Libraries (BHCL) located on the hospital sites in Headington. Specialities are as follows:

    Cairns Library, John Radcliffe Hospital: Acute General Medicine/Surgery (all disciplines), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Geratology, AIDS, Neurosciences, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and coursebooks.

    Knowledge Centre, Old Road Campus Research Building: Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Healthcare, Health Policy, Public Health Medicine, Statistics, Diabetes, Oncology, Radiotherapy.

    Collections held in these libraries are also listed on SOLO. Closed stack items can be requested for consultation in the libraries.

    For access to these libraries you need to fill in a registration form, even if you have a University card. The form can be downloaded from the Health Care Libraries Admission page

    Subject Librarian for Medical Sciences

    Karine Barker's picture
    Karine Barker
    Radcliffe Science Library
    Parks Road
    OX1 3QP
    Website Skype Contact: LibrarianRSL