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Health Sciences: Introduction

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Using this Guide

This introductory guide provides information on key sources for the School of Health Sciences including:

  • where to locate books, ebooks and journals
  • key databases to search for material
  • useful websites
  • how to manage your references
  • training

The library’s team supporting the School of Health Sciences provides support and advice on how to make the best possible use of the library’s resources and services. The team can provide training or one-to-one advice. Contact details for the Academic Skills team can be found on the Contact Us page or through the box on the right.

Medical Library

The Medical Library is located at the ground floor of the Clinical Science Institute in the grounds of University College Hospital, Galway. As a branch of the Main Library, this library offers all of the services and facilities available to registered students and staff of NUI Galway. 

Access to the Medical Library

Entrance to the Medical Library is by valid Student/Staff University ID Card only.

You can view the Medical Library's opening hours here.

The Student ID Cards of all students registered on College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences courses, along with the Staff ID Cards of staff affiliated to these schools, are coded automatically for access to the Medical Library.

Students and staff from other schools may request their ID Cards to be coded for access by contacting the Service Desk.

Note: Access is controlled by Swipe Card.

Salus Blog

The Salus Blog is compiled by the Health Sciences Library Team at NUI Galway for students and staff in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. We’ll draw your attention to useful resources, information, books, news and anything else which we think might be relevant or helpful to you