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Medicine

Off-Campus Access

Bruin Online Proxy Server

UCLA VPN Client

Most of the links on these pages go to subscription sources which are accessible from any computer on campus. UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access these sites from off-campus using either the Bruin Online Proxy Server (a simple setting in your browser) or the UCLA VPN Client (a program you install on your computer).

After Hours Study Space

The library offers 24-hour access to our third-floor study rooms.

First Aid for New Medical Students

Greetings to all our new School of Medicine students! At the library, we look forward to meeting you during your Orientation Week. However, we thought you might like a quick overview of the services and resources that may prove useful to you as you begin your studies. Here are some tips and suggestions that we hope will help you find your way.

How Do I Find Textbooks on My Topic?

You can find print and online books in the UCLA Library Catalog and in our Medicine E-books site. You can also view online book collections:

Where Can I Use Computers in the Library?

Computers are available on the main floor of the library. Medical school students may also use computers in our Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)  and in our third floor study room. Laptops may also be checked out from our circulation desk for use in the library.

How Do I Quickly Link to Article Databases, Life Science, and Patient Care Resources?

Start at the Biomedical Library home page!

Click in the Key Resources menu on most Biomedical Library web pages. Select the resource you wish to use. You can connect to a variety of resources this way, including PubMed@UCLA, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, GIDEON, InfoPOEMs, MedlinePlus, and MICROMEDEX. Don't see the database you're looking for? Try searching for it on using our Search for Online Resources box on our homepage.

How Do I Find Clinical Guidelines?

Try these resources:

Citing Sources

The AMA Manual of Style is the required citation style for learning issues and the common citation format for most medical literature.  Section 3 of the manual gives examples of citations by type (e.g., journal article, book, etc.)