Spotlight: MEDLINE

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Each month during term time, the librarians select a resource to highlight to all of our users. The spotlight series displays can be found just beyond the Link Zone in the main library, so do take a look, even if the resource isn’t something you may ever have cause to use.

In the spotlight this month is MEDLINE, regarded as one of the most important resources related to medicine and related disciplines. Containing over 4 million citations and abstracts, MEDLINE covers a wide range of topics relating to medical research, clinical practice and health care services to name but a few. It has also included all records published in Index Medicus since 2002. In addition to the citation and abstracts only version of MEDLINE, the University of Bolton also has temporary access to MEDLINE Full Text. This version of MEDLINE presents all the features of the citation only version, but adds full text documents. It is possible that we will not have access to MEDLINE Full Text beyond the summer of 2012; the citations and abstracts only version will still very much be available beyond this time.

Links to both resources can by found in the A to Z list of electronic resources and Subject Resources pages; don’t forget to login to OpenAthens first.

Take a look at the display in the library to find out more. Don’t forget that you can also talk to a librarian at the Subject Help Desk in the Link Zone at any time when the library is open for further help of using the best resources for your studies.

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