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Welcome to the Library's Neurosurgery Research Guide 

This Guide will help you find, select, evaluate and reference information resources for your clinical work and research.  

Use the navigation tabs on the left to identify and develop your understanding of:
-Key information sources and how to access them
-Key steps in the research and referencing process

-There are pages to the left that support your Thursday morning meeting presentations for Journal Club and for Evidence-Based Surgery (EBS).

-Use the page to the left to access clinical trials, practice guidelines and drug information. 

Use the quick links on the right to connect to essential Library tools and webpages, and for Study and Research Guides on related topics.

Featured Resources


Thieme MedOne Neurosurgery logo 

Thieme MedOne Neurosurgery is an online database providing full text access to Thieme's entire neurosurgery collection. This database provides access to all of Thieme's neurosurgical online journals and e-books as well as providing access to more than 400 step-by-step illustrated procedures for core neurosurgical techniques and approaches.

Draw it to Know it Neuroanatomy logo

Draw it to know it: Neuroanatomy provides access to a range of resources for use in the field of neuroanatomy, including neuroanatomy tutorials and slides, a brain atlas and a directory of muscles and nerves.


STATdx is an online reference tool providing diagnostic decision support for radiologists. Based on decades of diagnostic experience, STATdx provides access to thousands of diagnoses and supporting cases, as well as a vast range of digital images. Each diagnosis includes: Key Facts, Terminology, Imaging Findings, Differential Diagnosis, Pathology, Clinical Issues, Diagnostic Checklist, and Selected References.



UpToDate is the an evidence-based clinical decision support resource, used by healthcare practitioners to help them make the right decisions at the point of care.It contains over 10,000 clinical topics in 22 specialities.

Mobile Access for Macquarie Users

Currently registered Macquarie students and faculty can access the UpToDate mobile app free of charge using the follow steps:

  1. Login to UpToDate via MultiSearch using a laptop or desktop computer.
  2. Click “Log In / Register” on the top right of the UpToDate search page.
  3. Create an account
  4. Go to Google Play, the App Store, or the Amazon App Store and download the app for your device.
  5. Enter your UpToDate account username and password
  6. IMPORTANT: You will need to sign in via the Macquarie University network or Hospital intranet every 90 days to maintain access.

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based, clinical reference tool designed for use at point-of-care by physicians and other health care professionals. It provides topical information on diseases, disorders, diagnostics, and treatments summarized from peer reviewed journals and systematic evidence review databases.

AnatomyTV includes interactive 3D anatomy models, MRI sections, slides, movies, and clinical text.

This full-text collection contains an extensive assortment of eBooks to provide students, researchers, and clinicians thorough coverage of all major medical fields and specialties including neurosurgery, plastic surgery, radiology and dentistry, and include a variety of co-publications with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Useful Guides

The following guides are useful for neurosurgery