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HPS 318 Research: History of Medicine from Antiquity to the Renaissance

This guide is intended to assist students in the course as it is taught by Professor Lucia Dacome

FIND items using Library Search (or Library Catalogue)

The Library Search (or Library Catalogue) searches all campuses and colleges in UofT for:

  • Books; AV material; Maps; Government publications
  • Journals (Magazines, Newspapers)
  • Journal Articles and Book Chapters (from a limited number of databases)    


Look at the SUBJECTS of a relevant book to obtain additional keywords for your search. For examle note the SUBJECTS of the book: Arber, Agnes RobertsonHerbals: Their Origin and Evolution. A Chapter in the History of Botany, 1470-1670

  • Botanical literature.
  • Botany History.
  • Botany Pre-Linnean works Bibliography.
  • Herbs.

Use the library catalogue to find out if you have access to a journal title

  • Social History of Medicine
  • The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • Journal of the History of Medince and Allied Sciences
  • Medical History

You can also search for journal articles and book chapters by using specialized subject databases.