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Subject guide for medicine

Find books, articles, journals etc.

Access e-books, electronic articles, databases and other online resources.

Medical Library

Contact us, opening hours in our libraries at Rikshospitalet and Ullevål Hospital.

Search medical databases and point of care tools

  • PubMed - medicine, nursing, dentistry, biomedical research 
  • MEDLINE - as PubMed with different interface
  • Embase - medicine, pharmacology, european centered
  • CINAHL - nursing, physical therapy, nutrition
  • Cochrane Library - systematic reviews, clinical trials
  • Epistemonikos - systematic reviews
  • PsycINFO - psychology, medicine, psychiatry
  • Scopus - scientific, technical, medical and social sciences
  • Web of Science - scientific, technical, medical and social sciences

Point of care tools


  • MeSH - Medical Subject Headings
  • Ordnett - Medical dictionary, english-norwegian Dictionary

Find more medical databases

Talk to a librarian at our digital library desk

You can get help to use Oria, find syllabus or search for literature. We can also help you with reference styles and EndNote / Zotero. Open Monday-Friday at 9-15.


Librarian helping student.

Do you need help with EndNote? Go to the online EndNote guide. Many questions are quickly answered in UiO's EndNote group on Facebook or ask us about EndNote via Question form.

Do you need help with Zotero? Go to the online Zotero guide.

If you have been to an EndNote or Zotero course and need more help, you can visit the Digital library desk or ask us in the library.

Literature searching

Librarian helping a doctor.

Book a librarian for literature searches for bigger assignments, projects or theses.

If you are a student, we recommend the Digital library desk, where you can get drop-in help.

Researchers and PhD fellows can request literature searches for systematic reviews and other evidence syntheses.

Reading lists

You can find recommended literature in Leganto.

Need books?

You are welcome to suggest additions to our collection (books, journals etc).

  • Search & write
    • Search & Write is designed for all students who want to improve their information literacy and academic writing, independent of institution and subject area.
  • Academic writing centre
    • The writing centre is open for students and researchers who wish to improve their writing.
  • For researchers
    • To achieve your research goals.
  • PhD on track
    • PhD on Track is a web resource aimed primarily at PhD candidates and early career researchers.