Branch library of Medicine
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What kinds of items do you need?

To investigate what items are available on a certain subject, you can use PubMed(MEDLINE) for overseas journals or Igaku-chuo-zasshi for domestic journals. Both are databases of journal articles.
For introductory information, type in a keyword and search on the OPAC to see the classification in the search results. Go to the stack with books of that classification, and you will see many similar books. You are advised to take some books and see if they provide what you are looking for yourself.

Where are they?

When you know which item you want to read, the next thing you need to do is to locate it. You can check on the OPAC to see if the university has that item. Type in the title of the book or journal for a list of search results. Click on the item to open the page of bibliographical information of the book or journal and see the location. gIbunkanh means that the item is available in the Branch Library of Medicine. Another location means the item is available somewhere else in the university (perhaps on other campuses). For items older than 1986, search the card catalog on the second floor.

Materials in the Branch Library of Medicine

Materials in the library are arranged according to the type and published year as follows

(1)Periodicalss
Foreign periodicals new arrivals (1 year) 1F east  
1991 and after (cont.) 1F west Reading Room
1990 and before 3F High Density Storage
Japanese periodicals new arrivals (1 year) 2F east  
1995 and after (cont.) 2F Reading Room
1994 and before 3F High Density Storage
Foreign and Japanese periodicals donated,
unsubscribed
3F High Density Storage

(2)Books
NLMC classification books 2F Reading Room on the north side
Reference books 2F Reading Room in the center
NDC classification books 2F Reading Room on the south side
¦Books are arranged according to the classification system. Refer to bibliographical classification tables and stack categories.

Materials kept in laboratories or professorsf offices on the Showa campus

To use such an item, go to the course or the laboratory that owns it. The library will not borrow it for you.

Materials that are not on the Showa campus may be borrowed through the inter-library loan service or obtained in the form of photocopies from other institutions.
You can check which university has the item you need by using Webcat

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