Hello, my name is Hasliza Ali, Liaison Librarian for the Surgery Department, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The purpose of Virtual Subject Libraries (VSL) Surgery is to provide some guides for our users about the Online Resources available in the subject.

Should you have any comments / suggestions,

please contact me at:, phone: 09-767 1469.

Thank you.


Medical Encyclopedia

The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations
AO Surgery Reference

Comprehensive online reference in daily clinical life. AO Surgery Reference is an internet-based resource for the management of fractures, based on current clinical principles, practices and available evidence. It describes the complete surgical management process from diagnosis to aftercare for fractures in a given anatomical region, and also assembles relevant published AO material. It is open to anyone, free of charge.
da Vinci® Surgery - General Surgery References, a website designed to inform patients and their loved ones about what may be the most effective, least invasive surgical treatment option available today. Here, you can become better informed about different approaches to surgery. This knowledge will be valuable as you discuss treatment options with your doctor.
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary on MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine's consumer health web site, has expanded to include an online version of Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary. The Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary contains definitions for 60,000 words and phrases used by health- care professionals. Designed to be easy to read, it offers the right spellings of medical terms, a pronunciation guide, and biographies of individuals who have given their names to the language of medicine


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MEDICAL: DENTISTRY, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Health Business, Psychology, Sociology & Sports Medicine; DynaMed: Evidence-Based; Point of Care Reference; Rehabilitation Reference Center; Gideon Online; MEDICAL on EMobile

PROQUEST (ProQuest Health and Medical Complete )
Designed to serve a wide range of people who need health information -- from hospital administrators to medical professionals to consumers. The database provides coverage from leading health journals and essential medical journals in key medical specialties.

SPRINGERLINK (Biomedical and Life Sciences, Images MD - for Medical and Life Science )
SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.3 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables, and is available to libraries and their patrons via a searchable online database. The SpringerImages interface enables users to search faster, more broadly and more accurately, through captions, keywords, context and more, even jumping from the image to the source article. Users can create personalized image “sets,” and can easily export images for use in their own presentations or lectures

SCIENCE DIRECT (Health Sciences)
ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available in ScienceDirect.

Content covers a wide range of core and niche scientific, medical, and healthcare disciplines and topical areas including clinical medicine, evidence based medicine, pharmacy and pharmacology, etc.

Offers the most comprehensive information available in one convenient online resource. With instant access to full-text articles from over 80 medical journals and Clinics, 50 leading medical references across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, and over 10,000 patient handouts, MD Consult is truly all you need.

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

JAMA Archives Full Backfiles - for Medical Research, Clinical Practice, Public Health

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

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Annals of Plastic Surgery
Annals of Surgery
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery
Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery
Journal of Pelvic Surgery
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery
Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Techniques in Knee Surgery
Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
British Journal of Surgery
Arthroscopy : The Journal of Arthroscopy and relayed Surgery
Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand surgery
Selected Reading in Plastic Surgery : Cosmetic and reconstructive
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British)

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1. ABC of Pediatric Surgical Imaging
2. Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery : Techniques and Tips
3. Surgical Mentoring : Building Tomorrow's Leaders
4. Coloproctology
5. The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery
6. Incisional Hernia
7. Surgery : Basic Science and Clinical Evidence
8. Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery : Principles and Techniques
9. The SAGES Manual : A Practical Guide to Bariatric Surgery
10. Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
11. Reoperative Pediatric Surgery
12. Internal fixation of femoral neck fractures : An atlas
13. Emerging Technologies in Surgery
14. Endoscopic Surgery of the Potential Anatomical Spaces
15. Emergency Vascular Surgery : A Practical Guide
16. Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery : An Evidence-Based Approach
17. Review of Surgery : Basic Science and Clinical Topics for ABSITE
18. Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam
19. Essential Practice of Surgery : Basic Science and Clinical Evidence
20. The SAGES Manual : Fundamentals of Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy, and GI Endoscopy
21. Controversies in Laparoscopic Surgery
22. Positioning Techniques in Surgical Applications : Thorax and Heart Surgery — Vascular Surgery — Visceral and Transplantation Surgery — Urology — Surgery to the Spinal Cord and Extremities — Arthroscopy — Paediatric Surgery — Navigation/ISO-C 3D
23. The Sages Manual : Perioperative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery
24. Urinary and Fecal Incontinence : An Interdisciplinary Approach

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1. Frontiers in Tissue Engineering
2. Surgical Research

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1. Operative Surgery Manual, 1st ed.
2. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed.
3. Khatri: Operative Surgery Manual, 1st ed.
4. Townsend: Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed.
5. Benzel: Spine Surgery, 2nd ed.
6. Coughlin: Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, 8th ed.
7. Kim: Surgical Anatomy and Techniques to the Spine, 1st ed.
8. Matsen & Lippitt: Shoulder Surgery: Principles and Procedures, 1st ed.
9. Noyes: Noyes' Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes, 1st ed.
10. Scott: Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, 5th ed.
11. Slutsky & Hentz: Peripheral Nerve Surgery, 1st ed.
12. Wolfe: Green's Operative Hand Surgery, 6th ed.
13. Yue: Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine, 1st ed.

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1. Aortic Arch Surgery: Principles, Strategies and Outcomes
2. Cardiac Surgery in Chronic Renal Failure
3. Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing
4. Challenges in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Second Edition
5. Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment
6. Current Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
7. Diseases of the Gallbladder and Bile Ducts: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition
8. Diseases of the Liver and Biliary System in Children, Third Edition
9. Endovascular and Hybrid Management of the Thoracic Aorta: A Case-based Approach
10. Endovascular Therapy: Principles of Peripheral Interventions
11. Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition
12. Haimovici's Vascular Surgery, Fifth Edition
13. Handbook of Reoperative General Surgery
14. Heart Failure: A Combined Medical and Surgical Approach
15. A History of Vascular Surgery, Second Edition
16. Key Notes on Plastic Surgery
17. Manual of Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
18. Myocardial Laser Revascularization
19. Myocardial Protection
20. Pathology of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
21. A Practical Manual of Diabetic Foot Care, Second Edition
22. Reconstructive Plastic Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management and Wound Care
23. Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects, Third Edition
24. Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition
25. Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery
26. Unexpected Challenges in Vascular Surgery
27. Vascular Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Correlations, Second Edition

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1. Acute Surgical Management
2. Clinical Surgery in General : RCS Course Manual
3. Cataract Surgery : A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
4. Cardiothoracic Surgery
5. Obesity Surgery : Stories of Altered Lives
6. Gastrointestinal Surgery : Pathophysiology and Management
7. Clinical Surgery in General : RCS Course Manual
8. Deja Review : Surgery
9. Master Dentistry. Volume 1, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, and Oral Medicine
10. Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Otolaryngology : Head & Neck Surgery
11. Kidney Transplants Explained
12. Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery
13. Germ Theory and Its Applications to Medicine and Surgery



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ISRN Surgery
ISRN Surgery is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies in all areas of surgery, including plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery.

International Scholarly Research Network
The International Scholarly Research Network publishes the following peer-reviewed, open access journals that are designed to provide a fast peer review process for all submitted manuscripts. Every ISRN journal is collaboratively run by a relatively large, international Editorial Board of experts in the subject area of the journal.

Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. The aim of the Directory is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. - 93 journals belonging to subject: Surgery

ANSI Journals published by Asian Network for Scientific Information (ANSInet). ANSInet operates as an independent science and technology publisher with a global reputation for quality products and services. ANSI Journals covers a wide range of scientific disciplines including agriculture, the plant and animal sciences, environmental management and applied sciences.

OpenMED@NIC is an open access archive for Medical and Allied Sciences. It accepts [Revised policy - dated 28th March 2006] peer-reviewed documents having relevance to research in Medical and Allied Sciences including Bio-Medical, Medical Informatics, Dental, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Sciences