Biomedical Sciences

Clinical trials and clinical research

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Books and reference material

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

Provides unbiased and evaluated information on drugs and medicines in use around the world.

Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice

Chapter 2; ‘Finding the Evidence for Practice in Social Work’ discusses different types of research sources, searching techniques and evaluation.

How to Read a Paper: the basics of evidence-based medicine

Covers searching the literature and levels of evidence (chapter 2), types of evidence (chapter 3), evaluating evidence from clinical trials (chapter 6).

Concise Medical Dictionary (9th ed.)

Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (5th ed.)

Information on medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics.

Websites for clinical trials


Videos from the Medical Research Council, Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU)

Referencing Styles

APA (American Psychological Association) is an in-text referencing style commonly used across medicine, biology and the social sciences.

Vancouver and NLM are referencing styles mainly used in medicine.

To learn more about other referencing styles, reference management software, training options and reasons to reference go to the Library website - Guide to Referencing and Citing.