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BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:0704167a
  1. Tiago Villanueva, junior doctor1,
  2. Balaji Ravichandran, third year medical student2,
  3. Sara Carrillo de Albornoz, fourth year medical student3
  1. 1Lisbon Hospital Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
  2. 2Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
  3. 3Malaga Medical College, Spain

The days when libraries used to be hotspots for cramming, researching, and meeting colleagues have long disappeared; more and more libraries are going digital. With the online information explosion showing no signs of slowing down, you might easily get lost, especially amid thousands of pretentious websites with unreliable (or worse, inaccurate) content.

The National Electronic Library for Health ( is a comprehensive library that covers all areas of medical knowledge. The specialist libraries in particular are a useful tool to gain knowledge …

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