University of Bergen Library
Medical Library

Find subject literature

Databases, encyclopedias, journals and books for medicine, dentistry and health sciences

Main content

Use the search field above to search in Oria, the library's search engine.
Find books, journals, encyclopedias, music, films and more. In Oria, you can access electronic articles and books via the full text link and find the shelf code for printed books and journals.

Subject databases and encyclopedias

Start your search at the University Library's home page to get access to all content the library subscribes to. Click "Find databases" below the Oria search field to find relevant databases.
Important databases and encyclopedias for medicine, dentistry and health sciences:

PubMed or Medline via Ovid: One of the most important databases for finding journal articles within medicine and health sciences. Accessible via various providers: PubMed or Medline via Ovid. 

Embase: References to research articles within medicine and health, particularly well coverage of pharmacology.

Web of Science: A multidisciplinary database which is very useful for searches beyond strictly clinical issues. Web of Science includes reference lists to all articles, enabling search for articles that cite a specific article.

UptoDate: Evidence-based clinical information for physicians in primary care and hospitals with practical answers about diagnosis and treatment. Updated continuously, includes information for patients.

BMJ Best Practice: Evidence-based clinical decision support resource for diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention. It combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion. Includes information for patients.

Take a look at the database list for medical and health sciences for more resources. 

Journals and books

You can also look for journals in Oria to check if the University Library has a subscription for them, either online or in print.

A steadily growing part of the University Library's book collection are eBooks
You have access to more than 400 000 eBooks via the University Library.
Read more about how to use eBooks

Printed books are shelved by topic in the library. You can find the shelf code in Oria. Use the "Locate" button to find the book's location in the library.

If you are missing a relevant book in our collection, you can suggest it for purchase.

Access to full text

Find full text via subject databases and Oria:
PubMed and other databases must be accessed from the University Library's web pages to get easy access to the full text. Accessing a database via our webpages enables the UBB-button to be displayed beside the references in the database. The UBB button links to the full text of the reference via Oria.
In Oria, you will find the link to the full text of the publication in the section called "View Online".

If the full text link is not available, you can sign in to Oria and request the article. For detailed information, see our help pages for sign in and searching Oria.

Due to copyright, requested article copies often have to be delivered physically. If you have an office address registered at the library we can send requested articles via internal mail. To request books or articles you must be registered as a library user or employee/student at UiB.

Access from home:
When working from home, you can connect to UiB's network by VPN
Employees at Helse Bergen have to contact their IT department to set up a home office solution.