Brunel Medical School: Overview


Welcome to the Medical School guide. Throughout the guide's sections you'll find our suggestions for key resources and information in this subject area. Note also that you may have access to the NHS Core Collection via NHS OpenAthens; we have further information on our FAQs. For example: 

What is OpenAthens for the NHS?

How do I sign in to e-Learning for Healthcare?

To get you started, here are the key shelfmark areas for your subject. The floor information is for books; print journals will have the same shelfmark but all journals are on the third floor.

Subject Shelfmark Floor
Health (general) R 2
Human anatomy QM 2
Physiology QP 2
Psychology BF 1
Physiotherapy RM693 2
Occupational therapy RM735 2

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Our discovery tool will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject.

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LibSmart Point & Chat

Opening hours

Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

You can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.


Virtual appointments

Virtual Appointments

If you would like to discuss using the Library, literature searching, referencing or RefWorks, you can arrange a virtual 1-1 appointment with Shazia.


Please bear in mind that all appointments are online and will be carried out using Microsoft Teams.

If you require help with CASP or PRISMA please refer to Blackboard or speak with your lecturers.

For Harvard referencing, please refer to the e-book Cite them Right (you can search for it by title using Library search on the homepage). In addition to this, a comprehensive slide deck covering referencing and also a Zoom recording is available within the dissertation module area in Blackboard.