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National Health Libraries

1.Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandhigarh


The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)Chandigarh was conceived in 1960 as a center of excellence which would endeavour to develop patterns of teaching in postgraduate medical education in as many branches as possible and attempt to produce specialists in several disciplines of medicine. It was also envisaged that these specialists would spread out in the country in various medical colleges and medical institutions and impart medical education of highest standard to the students and set up nucleus of excellence in their own institutions. The PGIMER was also given the responsibility to broaden the horizons of medical knowledge by intensive research in the field of health.
Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurating the Nehru Hospital on 7th July 1963.

Brief History

The PGIMER owes its inception to the vision of late Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, the then Chief Minister of Punjab and the distinguished medical educationists of the then combined state of Punjab, supported by the first Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru who considered the institutions of scientific knowledge as temples of learning and the places of pilgrimage. The institute started in 1962 and Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru inaugurated the hospital now named “Nehru Hospital” on 7th July 1963. The Institute was originally under the Government of undivided Punjab. After the reorganization of the state, the administrative control of the institute passed on to the Union Territory of Chandigarh in November 1966. The Institute became an autonomous body under the Act of Parliament in 1967 functioning under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, with the following mandate.

  • Provide high quality patient care.

  • Attain self-sufficiency in postgraduate medical education and to meet the country’s need for highly qualified medical teachers in all medical and surgical fields.

  • Provide educational facilities for the training of personnel in all-important branches of health activity.

  • Undertake basic community based research.

  • The founders of this Institute Prof. Tulsi Das, Prof. Santokh Singh Anand, Prof. PN Chuttani, Prof. BN Aikat, Prof. Sant Ram Dhall and Prof. Bala Krishna laid the path of excellence for the Institute.

2. Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) Lucknow

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, is a Super-Speciality teaching and training Medical Institution, situated to the Southeast of Lucknow city on Lucknow-Raebareli Road, and is nearly 12 Km from the main (Charbagh) railway station, Lucknow Airport and city cente(Hazratganj). From the railway station, private buses (route 3) run to the Institute at short intervals. Alternatively, pre-paid auto-rickshaws taxis are also available for travel to the Institute. The hospital is located nearly 1 Km from the Institute main gate and a regular free shuttle bus makes a to-and-fro trip every 10-15 minutes. The Institute has 1050 beds, including 146 intensive/high dependency beds. It has 24 operationtheaters with state of art facilities. It runs 115outpatient clinics of different specialties every week.

3. National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW),

The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), was established on 9th March, 1977 by the merger of two national level institutions, viz. the National Institute of Health Administration and Education (NIHAE) and the National Institute of Family Planning (NIFP). The NIHFW, an autonomous organization, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, acts as an ‘apex technical institute’ as well as a ‘think tank’ for the promotion of health and family welfare programmes in the country.


The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world.
The ICMR has always attempted to address itself to the growing demands of scientific advances in biomedical research on the one hand, and to the need of finding practical solutions to the health problems of the country, on the other. The ICMR has come a long way from the days when it was known as the IRFA, but the Council is conscious of the fact that it still has miles to go in pursuit of scientific achievements as well as health targets

5.Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu

Know your Department -Library Services Genesis: The services of the Department of Library started its humble beginning in the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the Hospital campus with very limited books and journals in the year 1940. Gertrude Dodd was attracted by the mission work of Dr. Ida Scudder and left the comforts of her home to join Dr. Ida and served here for three decades. Therefore the Library has been aptly named as Dodd Memorial Library in honour of her dedicated service. The Library witnessed a swift and significant development each year ever since its nascent stage since 1940. 1942: The collection of faculty publications began at the library which was followed by the introduction of the Monthly Index Medicus and Cumulative Comprehensive Index Bibliographic Tools to locate the articles. 1947: Establishment of the Microfilm Service Unit 1965: Relocation of the hospital library building to the second floor of the OPD building. 1987: Introduction of the Reprographic Facility with a new Panaprint Copycat Xerox Machine ECX303 Mark II which was later replaced with Zoom Modi Xerox Machine. 1981: Members were allowed to carry their personal books to the library; CMC being the first of its kind to introduce such a measure. 1989: Relocation of the College Hill Library to its present location. The library was renamed as the “Gault Library” in memory of the Pathologist Dr. Edward Gault. 1989-1991: Installation of ‘Medline’, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) bibliographic database on CD / ROM and later a Video Unit. 1992: Relocation of The Dodd Memorial Library which was housed in the 2nd Floor of OPD Block to the 1st and 2nd Floor of the ASHA Educational Building. 1998: Extension of the Internet and Email Facility at Dodd Memorial Library. 2002: Introduction of the Electronic Journal Access and Wifi . 2005-2008: Introduction of Computer laboratories in both the Dodd and Gault libraries and usage of Barcoded Identity cards for the whole CMC Students Community. 2008: Introduction of E-resources through EZ-proxy by the off-campus online access for assisting the faculty travelling out of station and to the Mission Hospitals to acces the network . 2010: Installation of surveillance cameras. 2016: This year saw a significant milestone in the developments of the libraries. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system was introduced. The application of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has brought dramatic changes in the library services. The library website was integrated with LinkOut, a unique service that allows direct links from PubMed. This gives a count of full text articles available in CMC portal apart from PubMed central which is a free full text database of NLM, USA. P.T.O Madam Gertrude Dodd Dr. Edward Gault There has been a voluminous growth of published documents in the recent past. By using Dspace software the library has taken the effort to collect all the published articles with the full text and the Inter Library Loan system was introduced and MoUs signed with DELNET, New Delhi, Q-Med Knowledge Foundation, Mumbai, to avail the unavailable articles. The Online Public Catalogue Access (OPAC) is an additional feature of the library service. Electronic resources like e-books, e-journals and databases were introduced eventually. Besides the main libraries, resources are procured from more than 50 departmental libraries, with proper inventories. The library provides statistical data to all the Inspection agencies like MCI, Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University, and other National, Regional and State level agencies. Data is also provided to the media of the country which involves in National Ranking of the Institutes. The department has also been quite busy with organising various academic events. Three remarkable workshops and conferences at regional and international level were organised. A workshop on Greenstone Digital Library in 2007, a regional conference on “Scientific Writing” in 2015 and an international conference on Libraries Beyond Borders” in 2017. A pre-conference proceeding with ISBN was published during the International conference. Library services are open till midnight with access to all services. There is no doubt that the CMC Libraries provide a conducive environment for education and research. The staff in the library is well equipped to serve the readers and thus joining hands in fulfilling the great vision of the founder Dr.Ida Sophia Scudder in building the kingdom of God by supporting education, research and patient care.

6. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) – Pune, MAHARASTRA

Armed Forces Medical College

Armed Forces Medical College is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services.

The institute was set up on 01 May 1948 by the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 04 August 1962 to provide a sustainable and steady intake of medical officers for the Indian Armed Forces. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical courses.

7. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research , Puducherry

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
(JIPMER) can trace its origins to the ‘Ecole de Medicine de Pondicherry’ established by the French Government in 1823. In 1956 foundation for new medical college was laid and in 1964, hospital was inaugurated. JIPMER became an institution of national importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in the year 2008. It is an institution established for teaching, research and patient care in the area of health. JIPMER spreads over 192 acres. The institution houses one administrative block, one academic centre, one nursing college, seven hospital blocks, seven accessory services buildings and four residential complexes. 12 broad types of medical, nursing and allied health science courses covering all disciplines in healthcare from basic to super speciality training are conducted.
is one among the very few institutions in the country which is providing teaching from undergraduate to superspeciality & sub-specialties, conducting path breaking research and providing specialty care of high order. The model of providing free specialty health care while maintaining quality and safety makes JIPMER a unique model in the country. JIPMER’s success in providing best treatment even to the least affordable in the society makes it a model of speciality care delivery of the future. JIPMER continues to rank among the top best five medical schools in the country. JIPMER is witnessing expansion in the form of new campuses like JIPMER Karaikkal, JIPMER outreach centre at Yanam apart from the soon to be commissioned screening OPD block and superspeciality extention block. Conceptual plans for Puducherry second campus for Institute of organ transplantation and Institute of advanced trauma and rehabilitation were initiated during this period.

8. Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) - New Delhi

9.Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) - New Delhi ,

he Lady Hardinge Medical College for women was founded in 1914 to commemorate the visit of Her Majesty Queen Mary in 1911-12. Lady Hardinge the wife of the then Viceroy was the first to take initiative for starting a medical college for women, as the lack of separate medical college for women made it almost impossible for Indian women to study medicine.

The foundation stone of this institution was laid by Lady Hardinge on 17th March, 1914. Unfortunately this great lady died later in the same year and on the suggestion of Queen Mary the college and the hospital was named after Lady Hardinge to perpetuate the memory of its founder.
The college and hospital was formally opened by Lord Hardinge the then Viceroy of India on 17th February 1916. The close association of countess of Dufferin Fund Council continued over many years and senior teaching staff almost exclusively consisted of its members till India became independent.
The college started under the able leadership of Dr. Kate Platt, who was the first Principal of the college. The duration of course covered a period of 7 years including 2 years of pre-medical intermediate science course or Punjab University. The premedical science departments were closed in 1935, thus reducing the course in the college from 7 years to 5 years. In 1960 rotating internship was introduced for 6 months. The MBBS course was reduced from 5 years to 4 1/2 years in 1969 compulsory internship of one year was introduced.
The number of admissions to the first year was increased gradually from 16 per year in 1916 to 60 in 1956. In 1961 the admissions were increased to 100 and were further raised to 130 in 1970. To implement the Central Educational Institution (Reservation In Admission) Act 2006 LHMC increased under graduate admissions to 150 in 2008 and now 200 under grading and advanced equerry year.
Since 1950, the college has been affiliated to University of Delhi. Post-graduate courses were started in 1954 in affiliation with Punjab University and later on with University of Delhi in 1956. To start with only female post-graduate students were admitted, but since 1970 both males and female students are being enrolled for various postgraduate courses. Presently LHMC is admitting 142 PG candidates, 4 seats of MCH Pediatric Surgery and 4 seats of DM Neonatology.
Starting in 1916 with only 80 beds for the departments of Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, LHMC has now bed strength of 877 beds in Smt. S.K. Hospital and 377 beds in Kalawati Saran Children Hospital. A separate outpatient block was started in 1958 to cater to the needs of ever increasing population of Delhi.
Kalawati Saran Children Hospital was established on 17th March 1956 as a center of excellence in pediatric care and research. At the outset it had only 50 beds, gradually by 1994 the bed strength was increased to 350 and presently there are 377 beds in KSCH. It has the largest Neonatal wing in Delhi with 84 beds. The opening of Indo-Japan new block has augmented various medical facilities for the patients.
Training school for nurses started modestly in 1916 with 11 probationers admitted to the school every year. The school was further expanded to admit 50 students. The School was upgraded to Nursing College of Nursing 2007.

Director's Desk

Dr (Prof) N N Mathur MS DNB FAMS
Director & Additional DGHS & Director Professor (ENT)
Lady Hardinge Medical College

& Smt Sucheta Kriplani and Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital

Lady Hardinge Medical College, which is one of India’s oldest and established medical college, is undergoing a major infrastructural change under Comprehensive Redevelopment Project to meet the modern day health needs of the patients and educational needs of the students studying here. This Medical and Nursing College was the first Medical College to be built in Delhi soon after it became the capital on being shifted from Calcutta in 1912. The foundation stone of the college was laid on 17th March 1914 and the college started in 1916. During these many years the college has produced thousands of medical graduates, postgraduates and nursing graduates and trained doctors who have contributed immensely in the field of medicine in the country and abroad.
The college has always maintained very high standards of education and therefore it is in the fitness of things that we work to provide the much-awaited highest level of infrastructure and facilities to the faculty, students, doctors, nurses and all types of health care personnel working in the College and its associated Smt Sucheta Kriplani and Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital. We are in the middle of Phase One of the redevelopment activity and hope to achieve the new redevelopment targets in time or even before. At the completion of all phases of redevelopment in near future, we hope to have a completely modern campus.
We also plan to increase the intake of postgraduate students and also introduce new post-doctoral courses as we add new infrastructure and employ more faculty.

Jai Hind.

10.Madras Medical College Chennai , TAMILNADU

INSTITUTION HISTORY : Institution History

The Government General Hospital, one of the premier Institutions in the country was started on 16th November 1664 as a small Hospital to treat the sick soldiers of the East India Company. It was the untiring inspired efforts of Sir Edward Winter who was the agent of the company that materialised in the first British Hospital at Madras.
In its early days the Hospital was housed at the Fort St. George and in the next 25 years grew into a formal medical facility. Governor Sir. Elihy Yale was instrumental in the development of the Hospital and gave it a new premises with in the Fort in 1690.

The Hospital moved out of the Fort after the Anglo French War and it took 20 long years before it could settle in the present permanent place in 1772. By the year 1772 the Hospital was training Europeans, Eurasians and natives in allopathic methods of diagnosis and treatment and methods of preparing medicines. These trained personnel's were posted to various dispensaries in the district head quarters of the then Madras Presidency to assist the qualified doctors. By 1820 the institution had the recognition as the model hospital of the East India Company. So in 1827 Dr. D.Mortimar was appointed as the Superintendent of the Hospital.
A private medical hall run by Dr. Mortimar was regularised as a medical school and it was opened by Sir Fredrick Adams, the then Governor of Madras on 2nd February 1835. The Governor promulgated an order to make the school a state sponsored one and attached it to the General Hospital.
In 1842 the Hospital opened its doors to Indians. In the next two decades, the teaching staff had increased, the duration of the course extended and the curriculum was made comprehensive. Senior courses spanning 5 years was started and private people were also admitted for the first time in the institution. In the early part of 1850 the school council submitted proposals to the government to accord the status of a College. The Government granted this request and from 1st October 1850 it became Madras Medical College.
The first batch of students graduated in 1852 and were granted the Diploma of Graduate of the Madras
Medical College. In 1857, it gained affiliation to the University of Madras. After the affiliation in 1857 the College moved to be a center of excellence imparting training in all the specialities in the field of medicine and surgery and it is now one of the premier institutions in the country with under graduate, post graduate and super speciality courses.
The Courses offered by the Madras Medical College are affiliated from 1988 to the “The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University”
This College has nine affiliated institutions with hospitals, each one of them recognized for excellence in Health care services. This College stands with pride for having produced Doyens in the field of Medicine and forget not that you have become a part of this great institution now

11.Grant Govt Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals – Mumbai Maharashtra ,

Preamble of college



Grant Govt. Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals Mumbai stands apart amongst all the medical colleges in Maharashtra because of its unique topography, connectivity and persistent leadership in medical training and health care for common man over the past one and a half-century.
Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals Mumbai is a premier and pioneer medical institution of 175 years of existence. This oldest medical institution run by the Government of Maharashtra providing undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and health care ranging from specialties to super-specialties along with tertiary care to patients will provide enhanced standards of medical education and health care.
Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals has situated the territory of south and central Mumbai. Mumbai is well connected by Western and Central railway, roadways, and airways and even by sea from all the parts of Maharashtra, India & the world.
Because of its better connectivity, people from many parts of the country find Mumbai convenient and also well equipped for treatment. Free and quality treatment across a large number of specialties for people below the poverty line and at a nominal cost to the common man is another important reason of getting an inflow of poor patients from grossly deficient and underdeveloped regions of the state and the country to Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals.

Grant Govt. Medical College a premier medical institution and Sir J. J. Group of hospitals (including the other 3 attached hospitals) a tertiary care center, both of 175 years heritage are under the auspices of Govt. of Maharashtra.
The British administration of the Bombay Presidency started a medical school in 1826, but it prematurely closed after 6 years of its inception.
In 1835, Sir Robert Grant, the then Governor of Bombay visualized a systematic and scientific institution in Bombay for imparting comprehensive health care and medical training. The foundation stone of Grant Medical College was laid on 30th March 1843 and it was opened on 1st Nov. 1845 admitting the first batch of eight students.
Sir Jamshetjee Jejeebhoy came forward with a donation of rupees one lakh for the establishment of a hospital, as clinical medicine cannot be learned in the classrooms, but by the actual treatment of the patients who are admitted to the hospital attached to the medical college. The foundation stone of Sir J.J.Hospital was laid on 3rd Jan 1843 and the inauguration took place on 15th Mary 1845. Later many philanthropists gave a handsome donation to develop various departments that formed Sir J.J.Group of Hospital as it stands today.

Over last
175 years, Grant Medical College has produced a galaxy of eminent doctors and medical teachers & made its place on the world map.

12. Kasturba Medical College (KMC) – Manipal,

13.Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (SRMC) - Chennai , TAMILNADU

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International Medical Health Libraries

1. National Institute of Health  (USA)


2. National Library of Medicine (NLM)


The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and a leader in research in computational health informatics. NLM plays a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM’s research and information services support scientific discovery, health care, and public health. NLM pioneers new ways to make biomedical data and information more accessible; builds tools for better data management and personal health; and helps create a more diverse and data-skilled workforce. NLM enables researchers, clinicians, and the public to use the vast wealth of biomedical data to improve health.

NLM’s cutting-edge research and training programs—with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computational biology, and biomedical informatics and health data standards—help catalyze basic biomedical science, data-driven discovery, and health care delivery.

Every day, millions of scientists, health professionals, and members of the public from around the world use NLM’s online information resources to translate research results into new treatments, develop new products, inform clinical decision making, and improve public health. In addition, NLM leads research and research training in biomedical informatics, information science, and data science. Its vibrant intramural and extramural research programs conduct and support research and training in institutions across the United States.

NLM is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and located in Bethesda, Maryland. NLM started in 1836 as a small collection of medical books and journals in the office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General.

Leveraging its 184-history, NLM develops and applies innovative approaches to acquire, organize, curate, and deliver biomedical information across the United States and the world. NLM’s advanced biomedical information services are among the most visited websites in the Federal Government.

NLM carries out its mission of enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior by:

  • Acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing free online access to scholarly biomedical literature from around the world.
  • Providing access to biomedical and health information across the country in partnership with the over 8,100 members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine(link is external) (NNLM).
  • Serving as a leading global resource for building, curating, and providing sophisticated access to molecular biology and genomic, clinical trial, environmental health and other types of biomedical data, including those from high-profile, trans-NIH initiatives.
  • Conducting research and development on biomedical communications systems, methods, technologies, and networks and information dissemination and utilization among health professionals, patients, and the public.
  • Funding advanced biomedical informatics and data science research and serving as the primary supporter of pre- and post-doctoral research training in biomedical informatics and data science at 16 U.S. universities.


3.Johns Hopkins University

“What are we aiming at?”

That’s the question our university’s first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer:

“The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where they dwell.”

Gilman believed that teaching and research go hand in hand—that success in one depends on success in the other—and that a modern university must do both well. He also believed that sharing our knowledge and discoveries would help make the world a better place.

In 140 years, we haven’t strayed from that vision. This is still a destination for excellent, ambitious scholars and a world leader in teaching and research. Distinguished professors mentor students in the arts and music, humanities, social and natural sciences, engineering, international studies, education, business, and the health professions. Those same faculty members, along with their colleagues at the university’s Applied Physics Laboratory, have made us the nation’s leader in federal research and development funding every year since 1979.

That’s a fitting distinction for America’s first research university, a place that has revolutionized higher education in the U.S. and continues to bring knowledge and discoveries to the world.

The university takes its name from 19th-century Maryland philanthropist Johns Hopkins, an entrepreneur and abolitionist with Quaker roots who believed in improving public health and education in Baltimore and beyond.

Mr. Hopkins, one of 11 children, made his fortune in the wholesale business and by investing in emerging industries, notably the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, of which he became a director in 1847. In his will, he set aside $7 million to establish a hospital and affiliated training colleges, an orphanage, and a university. At the time, it was the largest philanthropic bequest in U.S. history.

Johns Hopkins University opened in 1876 with the inauguration of our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman. He guided the opening of the university and other institutions, including the university press, the hospital, and the schools of nursing and medicine. The original academic building on the Homewood campus, Gilman Hall, is named in his honor.

“Our simple aim is to make scholars, strong, bright, useful, and true,” Gilman said in his inaugural address.

In the speech, he defined the model of the American research university, now emulated around the globe. The mission he described then remains the university’s mission today:

To educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

Or, summed up in a simple but powerful restatement of Gilman’s own words: “Knowledge for the world.”


4. Harvard University

Our educational programs advance Harvard Medical School's core mission to alleviate human suffering by nurturing a diverse group of leaders and future leaders in both clinical care and biomedical inquiry. These individuals are on the front lines of medicine and science serving individuals and populations locally, nationally, and globally.

Harvard University (Harvard Medical School)

5. Oxford University


Oxford meets the needs of its students, academics and the international research community with a wide range of library services provided by more than 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.Bodleian Libraries
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 30 libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold more than 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera. Members of the public can explore the collections via the Bodleian’s online image portal at or by visiting the exhibition galleries in the Bodleian’s Weston Library. For more information, visit

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The Bodleian Library

Is the University’s main research library and a legal deposit library. It is the second largest in the UK after the British Library. Visit the Bodleian Library website.

College libraries
Every College has its own library, often consisting of a modern, working library and older collections. See more information on 
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Oxford University Libraries A-Z

The University also houses many departmental and museum libraries, such as the Museum of the History of Science Library and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History Library. Further information on all University libraries can be found using the 'Libraries A-Z' or ‘Subjects A-Z’ indexes.

Finding resources

SOLO (Search Oxford Libraries Online) is the main search engine for library collections across Oxford, providing access to information in over 100 Oxford libraries including circa eight million bibliographic records and more than 13 million item records. It offers a one-stop search and delivery solution for quickly accessing Oxford’s main library information resources regardless of type, format or location. These include ORA (Oxford University Research Archive), OxLIP+ (currently over 800 e-resource databases) and OU E-Journals (over 28,000 e-journals). Single Sign-On offers easy access to subscription resources, whether on or off campus. Visit the SOLO website. Find more information on finding resources at the Bodleian Libraries.

Digital projects and services 

The Bodleian is actively involved in developing new digital collections and services in close collaboration with students, researchers, and staff from around the University. To learn more about these services please see this overview or have a look at a selection of our past or current projects. 


The practice of Medicine offers a breadth of experiences impossible to find in any other subject. Every day brings different patients with different needs. It’s a great choice for scientists who strive to understand and apply research findings to improve the lives of the patients in their care. It offers a meaningful career that is prestigious, secure and well paid. However, practising Medicine can be arduous, stressful, frustrating and bureaucratic and is not suited to everyone. You need to be sure that Medicine is the right choice for you. These pages will help you work that out, but there’s no better way to find out for sure than by gaining insight into medical practice by seeing it in action and talking to those who provide healthcare. Studying Medicine because that is what is expected of you is never a good idea; make sure that your motives for choosing to do so are well reasoned.

The Medicine course at Oxford provides a well-rounded intellectual training with particular emphasis on the basic science research that underpins medicine. We have retained a distinct three-year pre-clinical stage that includes studying towards a BA Honours degree in Medical Sciences, followed by a three-year clinical stage. The Medical School at Oxford is relatively small, allowing students and staff to get to know one another and benefit from a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Research work

All A100 students at Oxford undertake an experimental research project as part of their BA in Medical Sciences. This will be in a field of interest to the student, and will offer valuable first-hand experience of scientific research. Students have the opportunity to undertake research in a laboratory from a wide range of departments within the Medical Sciences Division.


6. University of Cambridge


7. The University of Edinburgh

Our history

With our rich history, noted alumni and distinguished scholars, we have much to be proud of in our many centuries as a world-renowned university.

From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing history since it opened the gates to its first students in 1583.

Ground-breaking thinkers

Following the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century, the University was positioned at the forefront of academia and critical thinking.

Due to the determination and perseverance of a group of Edinburgh intellectuals, established facts about the world were being boldly and consistently challenged.

Amid this group was David Hume, philosopher, economist and essayist known for his philosophical skepticism and empiricism; Joseph Black, the chemist behind the discovery of latent heat and carbon dioxide; and James Hutton, the ‘Father of Modern Geology’.

Shaping the past, the present and the future

We are the home of Britain’s oldest literary awards, the James Tait Black Prizes and Dolly the sheep, the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell.

It was also here at the University of Edinburgh that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired to create his notorious character, Sherlock Holmes and James Young Simpson pioneered anaesthetics through his discovery of the properties of chloroform.

More recently, theoretical physicist and Professor Emeritus Peter Higgs was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1964 prediction of the Higgs Boson.

Through the many achievements of its staff and students, the University has continued to present cutting-edge research, inspirational teaching and innovative thinking as its central ethos, attracting some of the greatest minds from around the globe. 


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New College Library

20 Jan 2020: Founded in 1843 as the Library of the Free Church College, and now serving the School of Divinity, it is one of the largest theology libraries in the UK, with around a quarter of a million items and a large and rich manuscript collection, including

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Main Library

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8. Kings College London

9. The University of Glasgow (Scotland) UK


10. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Unless recalled, standard loans and key texts will be automatically renewed for students (up to 12 weeks) and staff (up to 24 weeks). Overdue items must be returned immediately. External Members are not able to renew items.

Using other libraries

Users have access to a wide variety of other libraries if the material they need is not available at the School. Items that are not held in nearby libraries can be ordered through the Library's Inter Library Loans Service. For information about the Inter Library Loans service, see the Library intranet pages.

University of London

All members of the School can use most libraries within the University of London for reference. You will need to show your School ID when you visit, and may need additional documentation. See the University of London Libraries Access Agreement for details.

Senate House Library
Current members of the School can join Senate House Library by visiting the membership desk on the fourth floor of Senate House. Just bring your School ID to register. Academic staff are given membership for 3 years or until the end of their current contract. PSP staff and students are given membership for one year. In addition to borrowing, membership also allows users to access Senate House Library's e-resources.

Other UK Universities
Members of the School can join many UK university libraries (including libraries within the University of London) as borrowers via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Academic staff are given membership for 3 years or until the end of their current contract. Students are given membership until their LSHTM library account expiry date. When staff and students leave LSHTM, their SCONUL Access membership is revoked.

During vacation times, taught course students of the School can use other university libraries for reference via the SCONUL Summer Vacation Access Scheme.

British Library
LSHTM staff and students may have reference access on production of School ID, proof of home address and signature.

King's Fund
LSHTM staff and students may have reference access.

Staff and students

For remote access, training and booking of any facilities see the Library intranet pages.


11. University of Manchester UK


12. Queen Mary University of London

13. Karolinska Institute, Sweden


14. Heidelberg University, Germany


15. University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


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