The collection of Medicine contains digital and printed materials, in the field of medicine, biomedical sciences, nursing, clinical health sciences and medical support professions.

How to search the collection?

Books and journals

Search for e-books, printed books and journals in the catalogue, look for e-journals in the list of electronic journals.

Search engines

In the list of search engines for Medicine you will find, for instance, handbooks, bibliographies, encyclopaedias. For example:

PubMed - provides free access to the MEDLINE database, PreMEDLINE (PubMed in process), and links to molecular-biological and genetic databases.

Embase (Exerpta Medica Database)- the European counterpart of MEDLINE. The focus of Embase is on European literature in the field of pharmacology, drug research, education and policy and healthcare management.

Tips, theory and training

For tips, theory and training regarding searching and using scholarly information, please check our LibGuides, for instance: LibGuide Pubmed.

Where to find the collection?

In UMC Utrecht you will find a limited collection of reference books and textbooks. This material is not for loan. The collection can be consulted in the Informatorium and in the Hijmans van den Bergh building.

The collection of printed books and journals can be found in the University Library Uithof on the 5th floor, please use the floorplan.

Purchase suggestion

Please submit this form if you have any purchase suggestions.

Who is responsible for the collection?

Information / Collection Specialist
Subject Librarian Medicine

General questions

Do you have any questions about our library services? Questions about borrowing, renewing, requesting? Any complaints or remarks?

Call us at +31-(0)30-2536115 or send an email to If you have a question about borrowing, please provide your library card number.