This guide introduces some of the resources and services the Library provides for Medical Imaging students.
However, the most important thing to remember is that if you need any assistance contact us.
We're here to help you access the information resources you need to succeed in your studies.
Use these resources to improve your understanding of the human body:
Need to "search the literature" or "find journal articles"? There are many places to look but we usually recommend starting with one of these databases:
These resources are focused on providing a textbook-style learning experience but in an engaging manner. In most cases they also have self-assessment features, something students often find helpful for identifying their strengths and weaknesses:
These resources intend to be a 'one stop shop' for information, however since they come from a single publisher it's important to remember they won't contain everything you'll need. What they do have includes eBooks, images, video, and more.
You'll likely find yourself on these platforms at some stage as they contain textbooks for several units across the School of Medicine, however it is a good idea to have a look over what else they contain regardless:
There are many more resources to help you along the way. To highlight some of these, Deakin Library has created Resource Guides for different subject areas in health, including:
Check out the other Resource Guides for Health for more detail on resources particularly useful for other disciplines.
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a decision-making method which combines:
Fundamentally, EBP is an approach to practice intended to guide clinical decision making. As such, there's a process to follow!
Another name for the process of evidence-based practice is "the Five A's". This diagram, based on information from "Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions", illustrates the Five A's process. Click on each of the five steps in the process to learn more about each:
Kick-start your first year by getting a rapid understanding of some of the important principles outlined on the Library's Skills for Study page.
In particular, you'll want to understand some acronyms, words and phrases used in the academic and library context, some of which are particular to Deakin. Knowing these definitions will smooth your study journey considerably.
The following videos offer support for developing solid skills in evidence finding, a vital aspect of evidence-based practice.
Firstly, searching through the Library collection requires a little more specificity than a standard web search. The below video outlines a fundamental: the appropriate use of Boolean operators for directing the search the way you want it to go.
This next video highlights additional searching techniques for finding relevant literature.
Returning to study after a break? Have a look at these literature searching modules to revise foundational literature searching techniques:
No library collection holds everything. This means there may be times where you can’t get what you need from Deakin Library.
If that happens to you, get in touch with us via the item request form and we’ll attempt to obtain a copy for you.
Finally, you may like to investigate using EndNote, Mendeley or similar reference management software to help organise the results of your literature search. These programs also help when it comes time to cite others' research in your own work.
At Deakin, Study Support are the people to see when it comes to assistance with academic skills.
This includes referencing, writing, mathematics, assignment writing and study skills. Personalised support is available from the Writing or Maths Mentors, or Language and Learning Advisors.
Visit Study Support to learn about the help available to you when you need it, no matter what you're studying.
The time you spend on campus will mostly be at Waurn Ponds.
Get to know the campus library via this virtual tour:
Features of the Waurn Ponds campus library include
You can also take a virtual tour of the Waurn Ponds campus via this video produced for Deakin’s 2020 Open Day
There’s much more to learn as you journey through your course but working through the above will set you on the right path. If you ever get stuck or aren’t sure how to find what you need, contact the Library and we’ll help you out.