The links section offers access to external websites and pages relevant to surgical practice, education and research, as well as some sites with a broader medical focus. The content of this area is maintained by the Library and whilst we take no responsibility for the content of links, if you would like to report a broken link or suggest a new website please email email@example.com.
Critical Appraisal, Literature Searching and Writing Articles
This is a PubMed listing of the popular ‘How to read a paper’ series by T. Greenhalgh, published in the BMJ in 1997. All articles are available in free full text via PMC.
Details of courses run by the library at the British Medical Association. Topics covered include online searching and critical appraisal.
A critical appraisal skills programme run by the Public Health Resource Unit at the Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford. It organises workshops that include programmes on systematic reviews, qualitative research and an introductory course to epidemiology.
Online tool for building a personal library of article references. Others registered with the site can view your library and you can browse theirs. CiteULike supports a number of services including BioMed Central and PubMed.
The BMA Library's guide to citing electronic resources.
A guide to citing electronic sources produced by the University of Sheffield Library.
This Handbook is the official document for the process of creating Cochrane systematic reviews.
The Centre for Reviews and Dissemination's search strategies to identify reviews and meta-analyses.
Type a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) into the 'Resolve a DOI Name' tool to retrieve details of an article when you only have its DOI. A DOI is assigned to any digital entity such as an electronic version of a journal article. This means that as digital materials may change location in the digital environment, their DOI will not.
Information on the EThOS project that aims to enable online access to UK postgraduate theses material.
The BMA's guide to the two main methods of referencing articles in journals or books.
A list of links to individual journal pages providing instructions on how to submit papers for publications compiled by the Raymon H. Mulford Library, Medical College of Ohio.
A guide for the process of assessing health care interventions, including technologies and other practices published by The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) in 1993. Click on English, Reports then scroll down the page.
The National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings online.
Pillars is an online resource designed to help you to improve your ability to search for and use high quality, up-to date information for your NHS role, professional development and academic work.
Evidence based healthcare courses and guides from the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. It includes three guides to critical appraisal skills.
Search filters produced by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) to find systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, observational studies, diagnostic studies and economic studies.
Instructions for authors by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors on how to submit an article for publication. It also includes a guide to citing resources.