Medicine & Health Sciences

Welcome to the Medicine Subject Guide...

This guide has been designed to provide an overview of resources available for the study and research into medicine area.

Find Books

Search Web OPAC to find books available at Library. Though most our collection is in print format, an increasing number of titles are available in electronic format.

E-Books Subject Call Numbers     

Many e-books in the Library's collection is listed in WebOPAC, but some titles can only be found by using the e-Books collection websites.

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The call number listed below is based on general Library of Congress subject classifications. These numbers are provided primarily as a browsing tool. This lists is presented as a quick guide to selected subject and call number ranges, and not a comprehensive research tool.

    • General Medicine. Health sciences          W
    • Reference Works. General works             W1-28
    • Law. Ethics. Professional - Patient Relations  W32-64
    • Medical economics                          W74-80
    • Biomedical technology                     W82-83.1
    • Health Services. Patients and patients advocacy   W84-85.5
    • Professional practice   W87-96
    • Medical, dental, and pharmaceutical service plans   W100-257
    • Social welfare through medicine   W322-323
Getting Books From Elsewhere

If a book or article is not available in Web OPAC or library, use our Document Delivery Service, to obtain a copy of an article or to borrow a book from another library.

Find Articles

This page indentifies the journal indexes most relevant to Medicine, and provides links to the Library's e-journals page, and how to obtain journal articles.

Related Databases Printed Journals

Use online databases to find journal articles about a subject.

Below is a list of databases which are most often used in Medicine:

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Journals are important sources of information for subject research. Below is list of journals often used in human resource development.

  • British Journal of General Practice (BJGP)  RA421 B862
  • British Journal of Hospital Medicine  RA960 B862
  • British Medical Journal(BMJ)  R31 B661
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organisation  RA8 A15
  • Education & Practice  RJ1 A6732
  • Group Analysis  RC500 G882
  • Hamdard Medicus  R97 H211
  • Health Communication   R118 H434
  • Health Education Journal  RA440.5 H4
  • Journal of medical sciences  RA421 J86
  • Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences (MJMS) R97 M238
  • Medical Journal of Malaysia  R97 M47
  • Physical & Health education Journal  RA440 A1C3
  • New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)  R11 N4

Other journals subscribed by library can be search via WebOPAC to identify location and holdings.

E-Journals Getting articles from elsewhere

Find e-journals available to the library by title or subject.

If the journal you need is not available in UPM Library, you can obtain a copy of the article from another library through our Document Delivery Service.

Reference Works

The Reference Collection on the First Floor contains a number of different works from quick references, dictionaries, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and etc.There are also ranges of electronic reference resources which is available on the Internet.

Statistical Sources Handbooks
  • World Health Statistics Annual = Annuaire de statistique sanitaires mondiales  
    W2 MW6W927
  • The world health report : 2006 : working together for health  WA540.1 W927 2006
  • World health statistics quarterly = Rapport trimestrial de statistiques sanitaries mondiales  W2 MW6W927
  • Laporan tahunan / Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia  W2 JM2M239
  • Laporan tahunan = Bahagian Keselamatan dan Kuantiti Makanan. Jabatan Kesihatan Awam. Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia  W2 JM2M3
  • Annual report / Ministry of Health , Malaysia  W2 JM2M391
  • Annual report / Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh W40.1 R888
  • Annual report 2009/ Institute for Medical Reasearch  WA530 JM2A613 2009
  • Laporan Tahunan / Jabatan Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan, Kementerian Sumber Manusia  W2 JM2M3
  • Medical statistic from A-Z : a guide for clinicicians and medical students
    WA13 E93 2006
  • Laporan tahunan = Cawangan Penyakit bawaan vektor, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia  W1 M3C111
  • Laporan Tahunan = Bahagian perubahtan tradisional dan komplementari, Kementerian Kesihata Malaysia  R733 M4B151
  • Laporan tahunan dan penyata kewangan / Lembaga Promosi Kesihatan Malaysia, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia RA427.8 M3L544
  • Perangkaan perkhidmatan : kesihatan (sektor swasta) = Jabatan Perangkaan Malaysia  RA316.5 M3J11
  • Annual Report / Ministry of Health  RA316.5 M3M663
  • Laporan tahunan = Institut Penyelidikan Tingkahlaku Kesihatan  BJ66 I59
  • Laporan tahunan = Bahagian Traditional dan Komplementari, Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia  R733 M4B151
  • The clinician's handbook of natural medicine  WB39 P695 2001
  • The clinician's handbook of natural medicine  WB935 P695 2008
  • Handbook of emergency medicine  WB39 H236 1995
  • The Hospital for sick children handbook of pediatric emrgency medicine  WS39 H828 2008
  • Oxford handbook of clinical medicine  W39 O98 1998
  • Oxford handbook of clinical medicine  W39 O98 2007
  • Oxford handbook of emergency medicine  WB39 O98 2006
  • Oxford handbook of tropical medicine  WC39 O988 2005
  • Cambridge handbook of psychology, health and medicine   WB39 C178 2007
  • The A -Z medical handbook : your guide to diagnoses and treatments from acne to influenza, migraine to whooping cough.  WB120 A111 1991
  • Oxford handbook of cardiology  WG39 R177 2006
  • Oxford handbook of clinical diagnosis   WB39 O98 2008
  • Oxford handbook of medical sciences   WB39 O98 2006


Directories  Dictionaries 
  • Directory of researchers in the medical sector   W20.5 D597 1998
  • International medical directory of the World Medical Association  R711.I5 1972
  • Malaysian medical and health directory 2006  W22 JM2M239 2006
  • Medical research centres : a world directory of organizations and programmes 
    W22.1 M489 1993
  • World directory of biological and medical sciences libraries  QH303.2 W927
  • Directory of Historians of Islamic medicine and allied sciences  BP166.72 H198
  • Directory of published proceedings. Series SEMT, Science/ Engineering/ Medicine/ Technology    Q101 D5
  • Directory of scientific directories : a world guide to scientific directories, including medicine, agriculture, engineering manufacturing and industrial directories.  Q145.H3
  • World directory of physical medicine specialists   WB460 W927 1960
  • Directory of published proceedings. Series SEMT, Science, engineering/medicine/ technology.    BP166.72 H1987
  • Directory of researchers in the medical sector   W20.5 D597 19998
  • Medical research centres : a  world directory of organizations and programmes 
    W22.1 M489 1993
  • World directory of biological and medical sciences libraries  QH303.2 W927
  • A dictionary   W13 G491 1971
  • Dictionary of medical acronyms and abbreviations  W13 D554 2001
  • Mosby's dictionary of medicine, nursing 7 health professions 
    W13 M894 2006
  • Dictionary of modern medicine  W13 S454 2006
  • Concise dictionary of modern medicine  W13 S454 2006
  • Dictionary of abbreviation in medicine and related sciences  R123.S72 1971
  • Dictionary of abbreviation in medicine and the health sciences 
    R121 H893 1977
  • Bensal's new illustrated medical dictionary  W13 B219 2007
  • Black's medical dictionary  R121 T47 1979
  • Black's student medical dictionary  W13 B631 2004
Internet Sources Encyclopedias 

  • The alternative health & medicine encyclopedia  WB890 M378 1995
  • The complete encyclopedia of medicine & health   W13 C737 2006
  • The Duke encyclopedia of new medicne : conventional and altenative medicines for all ages   WB13 D877 2006
  • Encyclopedia & dictionary of medicine, nursing & allied health 
    W13 M647 1992
  • The facts on file encyclopedia of health and medicine  WB13 G151 1991
  • Women's encyclopedia of natural medicine : alternative therapies and integrative medicine for total health and wellness  WP140 H894 2008
  • Encyclopedia of medical organizations and agencies   W22 A1E56 2001
  • The family medical encyclopdeia : the essential guide to more than 120 medical contions, syndromes, and diseases   WB120 A159 2005
  • Fishbein's illustrated medical and health encyclopedia : the authoritative home medical guide with modern research reports and advice on the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of disease   WB13 F532 1978
  • The new complete medical and health encyclopedia   WB120 N532 1982
  • The new illustrated medical and health encyclopedia  WB120 W927 1980
  • The world book illustrated home medical encyclopedia WB120 W927 1980



This list provides a sampling of the rapidly proliferating number of resources on medicine available on the Internet. However, this page will remain on the Web as a courtesy to those people who still use it.

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APA Sytle Guide Refworks
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.)  BF76.7 P976 2001

  •  APA Style  

From the American Psychological Association

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab

From University of Malaya Library (UML)

From Trexler Library, Muhlenberg College

      RefWorks allows users to create their own personal bibliography.

Refworks offers:

  • Specialized database management service designed for bibliographic references – web based citation manager
  • Importing of references from various sources
  • Storage and searching of personalized data
  • Formatting of bibliographies AND manuscripts in different styles


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