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Library Resources

Decolonial practice for library collections, part 2

The Library uses the Barnard Classification Scheme to organise print resources into subject-related categories.  Cyril Barnard was the School’s first professional librarian, and he wrote his A classification for medical and veterinary libraries in 1936, amended in 1955.  There was … Continue reading

Decolonial practice for library collections, part 1

University library collections support the teaching and research demands placed by the organisation in which they are embedded.  Not only are resources in collections dominated by thought and knowledge creation of the global north, but several library practices contribute to … Continue reading

Library Inductions for new students: welcome to our Library services

Library Inductions for new students. Welcome to all our new students! We look forward to supporting you in your studies this year. There is a lot of information for new arrivals to take in during Welcome week. When you have … Continue reading

Did you know you can view hundreds of past MSc projects via library Discover?

We know that it may have been challenging for many students to switch from their planned primary research summer projects to conducting systematic reviews. Fortunately, the library has over 600 systematic review MSc projects available to view online, providing a … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 7

And here it is, the final instalment of our alternative guide to the Library’s Barnard classification scheme. We hope you’ve enjoyed this light-hearted look at what our scheme covers, subjects that may be of interest, and a new appreciation for … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 6

The penultimate part of the alternative guide is here. In this post we illustrate classes UR-Y, showing some of the subjects covered by the Library’s Barnard classification scheme. Classes UR-Y: UR, Integumentary System; US, Urology; UT, Sexology; UU, Male Reproductive … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 5

Another weekend of lockdown, another weekend of drawing stick figures to illustrate some of the content covered by the Barnard classification scheme. This week we have a look at classes T-UQ. Class U covers the specialties of medicine, and is … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 4

The fourth instalment of the Library’s alternative guide to the classification scheme which we use to place books and resources into subject categories on the shelves is here. This week we look at classes P-S: P, Pathology and Haematology; Q, … Continue reading

An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 3

Here is the third instalment of the Library’s alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme, used to arrange books and resources into subject categories on the shelves. This week we look at Classes K-O: K, Virology; L, Parasitology; M, Helminthology; … Continue reading