Nyheter og fagressurser for medisin, sykepleie, helse og omsorgsfag

Library resources for a new semester

As a new student, semester start can be quite overwhelming. There is a lot of information to digest, people to meet and rooms one should find. Below we provide a brief overview of what the Medicine and Health Library can help you with in this confusing but fun period of your studies.

Practical tips

You will find the library on Floor 2 and 3 in the Knowledge Center. We have spacious and light facilities with good workplaces, including substantial book collections, group study rooms with monitors and whiteboards, as well as desktop PCs and printers.

To borrow books from the library, you must have obtained your student card. Then you will be automatically registered as a user at the library. You will also need the card in order to use NTNU’s printers. Check this helpful guide for new international students at NTNU.

Do you have questions? Come and talk to us at the counter Floor 2. Check our opening hours before you visit. You can also contact us on phone 72 57 66 80 or post@bmh.ntnu.no. If you have problems with internet access, PC, printing etc., you can contact the Orakel Support Services. They are available in the library at Floor 3, Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 16.00.

Regardless of opening hours and student cards: the library’s digital resources can be used 24/7 – including from home (if using NTNUs network). Learn how to connect to NTNU’s network from home using VPN.


Find literature

Oria illustration of contentsUse our discovery tool Oria to browse the library’s printed and electronic collections: books, articles, journals, master’s theses, doctoral theses, music, movies and more. Advice on searching and ordering, reserving and renewing loans in Oria.

The library offers a large number of subject specific as well as interdisciplinary databases and online resources. You will find all these resources at the Subject page for medicine and health. Here are some selected resources:


The library provides NTNU students with access to more than one million e-books. These can be found by searching in Oria. Read more about finding and using e-books.

Clinical reference works

For quick answers to clinical questions have a look at the databases UpToDate and BestPractice.

Helsebiblioteket.no and Kunnskapsbasertpraksis.no are free Norwegian resources for health care personnel.

Visible Body

Visible Body is an interactive anatomical atlas that shows the human body in 3D. You can create your own user, post notes and test yourself. Visible Body is also available as an app. You can test the features of Visible Body in the exhibition in the library, to the left near the entrance. Read more about our anatomy resources.

HSTalks – The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

HSTalks – The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains 2000 video lectures in biomedicine and life science conveyed by leading experts. You will find lectures at both introductory and advanced levels and you can choose by subject or field of therapy. All videos are searchable in Oria, where they are labeled with a video icon (see below). Tip: When you search for a theme, you can refine videos if you select “Audio Visual” under “Resource Type” in the menu on the right-hand side.

Video icon as shown in Oria




We are here to help!

Finally, we encourage both old and new students to come to the library. Our skilled employees help you with (almost) everything. We offer a variety of courses and provide guidance on a range of topics, including finding relevant literature, academic writing, reference management, and more. More about courses and guidance.

We also recommend you have a look at the pages Literature Search and Academic Writing at Innsida. Here you will find tips for all stages in the writing process, including searching and finding literature. See also NTNU University Library’s blog post for new students.

Welcome – we hope to see you in the library soon!




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