History of Medicine

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Welcome! This is a selective guide of tools to help you do research in the History of Medicine.




QCAT is the Queen's University Library's online catalogue. QCAT provides access to all the records of the books, journals, software and government documents in the library.

QCAT Online Tutorial

If you want to learn comprehensive QCAT search techniques that allow you to locate resources in an efficient manner, check out the QCAT Online Tutorial. The QCAT online tutorial was designed to enable Phase I medical students the opportunity for self-directed learning. It is highly recommended that you complete the entire tutorial. However, the sequence in which you work through the various sections if flexible since each one was designed as a stand-alone unit. Once you are confident with your QCAT skills, take the opportunity to apply them by finding information for your Heroes & Villains Assignment.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedia

Dictionaries & Encyclopedia

Dictionary of Medical Biography
WZ13 .D554 2007 - Located in Bracken Library Reference.

A Dictionary of the History of Medicine
WZ13 .S443d 1999 - Located in Bracken Library Reference.

Companion Encyclopedia of the History of Medicine
WZ13 .E565 1993 - Located in Bracken Library Reference.

Other Resources

Other Resources

History of Medicine: a Scandalously Short Introduction - J. Duffin
WZ40 .D857h 1999

Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine - R. Porter
WZ40 .C178 1996

Milestones in Health and Medicine - A.S. Harding
WZ40 .H263m 2000

Morton's Medical Bibliography - J.M Norman
ZWB100 .G242m 1991 - Located in Bracken Library Reference

Who's Who of Nobel Prize Winners, 1901 - 2000 - L.S. Sherby
AS911 .N9 .W628 2002 - Located in Bracken Library Reference

The Four Seasons of Human Life : Four Anonymous Engravings from the Trent Collection / edited with translation and full commentary by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff
WZ294 .F773 2002 - Located in Bracken Library Folios
Interactive Companion CD located at Bracken Library Reference

Research Indexes & Databases

Article Indexes

Bibliography of the History of Medicine
1965 - 1993; Shelved by title; Located in Bracken Library Reference (Lower Level)

Index Medicus
1879-2002; Shelved by title; Located in Bracken Library Reference (Lower Level)

Research Databases

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Publication coverage: Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library

MEDLINE(R) is a database of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, allied health and preclinical sciences. It contains more than 22 million references from over 5,600 worldwide journals.
Publication coverage: Publication coverage: 1948 –
Print holdings: Index Medicus 1879-2002 at the Bracken Health Sciences Library
To search for History of Medicine articles in PubMed, select the advanced search option. One limiter is 'subsets'; select the History of Medicine subset.
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More Medicine Databases

Citation Management

Citation Management

Citation Management tools will allow you to create a personal database to organize and manage your bibliographical references.

You can import and store citations from online databases and catalogues and then easily generate bibliographies based on your personal collection of references.

Citation Management

Web Sites

Web Sites

National Library of Medicine - History of Medicine

National Library of Medicine - Medicine in the Americas

National Library of Medicine - Turning the Pages

British Library Online Gallery - Turning the Pages

National Library of Medicine - Images from the History of Medicine

McGill University - Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine

Wellcome Library

Wellcome Images

Bracken's Other Recommended Websites

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