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Testing Clinical Medicine: Getting Started

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, bibliographic databases.

Finding books for Clinical Medicine

Search SOLO for printed and electronic books at Oxford. You can search by Author, Title or Subject and limit to Health Care Libraries or Radcliffe Science Library.

We have also linked your clinical reading lists to the catalogue. Simply click on the course name and then the highlighted title(s).

Here's a guide to using SOLO.

If you're looking for books at the Horton Library or the NOC Library please use the SWIMS library catalogue. Contact us for more information.

E-Books at Oxford

All our e-books are available via SOLO.

Click here for a list of e-book packages currently provided by the Bodleian Libraries.  

Our medical e-books include:

Where are the books I need?

QS Human anatomy      QW Microbiology & Immunology

QT Physiology                 QX Parasitology

QU Biochemistry             QY Clinical pathology

QV Pharmacology            QZ Pathology 

The Class Number indicates books on the subject in the Bodleian Health Care Libraries (Cairns Library and Knowledge Centre) and the Radcliffe Science Library. Please see the browsing guide for more classification starting-points.

Click here to access the current clinical reading list pages.

Cairns Library

Find us: John Radcliffe Hospital

Contact us: 01865 221936 or

Knowledge Centre

Find us: Old Road Campus Research Building

Contact us: 01865 225815 or

Horton Library

Find us: Horton General Hospital

Contact us: 01295 229316

Girdlestone Memorial (NOC) Library

Find us: Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Contact us: 01865 738147


Radcliffe Science Library