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Medicine and Biomedical Science: Resources

A library guide for students and staff in medicine and biomedical science


Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Here are some key databases to find resources for medicine and biomedical science.

Recommended resources for information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. 

Recommended resources for information on the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases. 

Recommended resources for information on medicines.  

Interactive 3D resources.

Policies and guidelines contain recommendations for clinical practice based on evidence.

Note that local policy documents found on the local health district intranet are confidential and often not suitable for use in assessments. 

Web Resources

Evaluate the resources you find online carefully, as not all are suitable quality for use in your studies. These websites are recommended by your University of Newcastle Library. 

Professional Associations

It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these groups as a student, or even throughout your career.

Let us know what you want

Is there anything more you would like us to include in this guide? Let us know by going to our Feedback page and we will do our very best to add the resources you want.

Open Access and Resources

Did you know that there are many great textbooks and resources that are available for free?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined by UNESCO as

“… teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions....”

The following textbooks are examples of resources that are 100% free and available for you to use during your degree and beyond!

For information about OER's, please see our guide.

Revision and self-assessment tools

Online resources 

These e-book collections include many self-assessment tools and questions.  Access via the study link tools. 

Your Subject Librarians

This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting Medicine (Joint Medical Program) and Biomedical Science are:

Teaching Liaison Librarian

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Jennifer Goh

Fiona Jones

Research Liaison Librarian


We are currently recruiting a Research Liaison Librarian