Information for a Course

The Biomedical Library provides materials for specific UCSD courses:
  • Reserves both print and online,
  • Research guides tailored for specific courses.


Reserves include textbooks, articles and other material needed for a specific course.  Materials are placed on reserve at the request of the course instructor(s) only.   We offer both print textbook reserves as well as e-reserves for online materials.

  • Students: go to and search by professor or department.  For off-campus users: you must be connected to the UCSD network to use the reserves site. 
  • Faculty: to place items on reserve, use the form located at  BML provides reserves for courses in the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and upper-division Biological Sciences courses.

Research Guides for Specific courses

BML librarians work with faculty in a small but growing number of courses to create custom research guides tailored to the research assignments within that course.  Here's where you’ll find these:

If we haven't worked on a guide for your specific course, we do also offer more generic subject oriented guides.  These can be especially helpful in identifying the key databases to use when searching for articles in that area. 

Faculty: if you would like to work with the Biomedical Library to have a custom guide created for your course, please contact us