Resource Guide for Community Medicine

Find answers for a broad spectrum of complaints encountered in the ED, ranging from neurologic and orthopedic emergencies, to poisoning and trauma. Quick and targeted treatment information, as well as presentations, diagnostic tests, procedures, and more. Optimized for mobile devices.

More than 60 medical book titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device.

An integrated online resource that provides medical students, other clinicians, and practicing pediatricians with a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pediatric practice, from neonatology through adolescent medicine. Includes textbooks, multimedia, images, calculators and more.

An integrated online resource that provides a broad range of content that covers the entire span of pharmacy practice.

ACP Journal Club summarizes the best new evidence for internal medicine from over 120 clinical journals. Once a bimonthly stand-alone journal, ACP Journal Club is now a monthly feature of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Research staff and clinical editors rigorously assess the scientific merit of the medical literature as it is published and a worldwide panel of over 5000 physicians assesses the clinical relevance and newsworthiness of rigorous studies.

Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of databases available through the Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library.

Data and statistics for more than 7,000 hospitals nationwide. This account is for educational use only, and is available only on campus. Users will be required to accept terms of use upon login. A login provided by the library is required for use. Please contact the library to obtain the login for access.

Bates' Visual Guide provides head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

BoardVitals is a large question bank for In-Service exams, Board Exams, Shelf Exams, and Physician Re-Certifications. Includes 20,000 questions, answers, and explanations targeted to over 20 medical and other healthcare specialties. Includes the following question banks: NCLEX PN and RN, USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3. Requires separate registration.

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews includes the full-text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration. To learn how to search the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, check out this interactive tutorial: https://ou-tulsa.libwizard.com/f/searching_cochrane_database.

DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference tool. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians and researchers who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis. DynaMed Plus topics are always based on clinical evidence and the content is updated multiple times each day to ensure physicians have the information they need to make decisions at the point of care. It includes robust features like overviews and recommendations, graphics and images, precise search results every time, expert reviewers, specialty content and mobile access.

Embase is a biomedical and pharmacological database containing bibliographic records with citations, abstracts, and indexing derived from biomedical articles in peer reviewed journals, in-press publications, and conference abstracts. Embase is especially strong in its coverage of drug and pharmaceutical research.

Review for USMLE, Medical Specialty Board Exams, and Preparation for Physician Assistant and Pharmacy Examinations. You will have to create a free account to access this resource. Click the "Not Registered Yet?" Link to get started.

A comprehensive and accurate database of global infectious diseases, which covers all infectious diseases in every country. Updated daily, with information on the latest outbreaks, it's idea for help with diagnosing diseases and identifying organisms. Includes more than 30,000 graphs and images!

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care.

Provides a systematic way to evaluate the world's leading science and social science journals with quantifiable statistical information based on citation data.  Measures research influence and impact at journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Lexicomp is a provider of point-of-care drug and clinical information for multiple healthcare disciplines.

Comprehensive selection of 39 authoritative books - covering the 6 core clerkship rotations - is ideal for clerkship students, faculty, and directors and coordinators. It features over 150 cases, broken down by rotation, covering core rotations of Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Surgery, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry.

Micromedex is a resource containing full-text drug information, including the DRUGDEX® System, POISINDEX® Managements, Interaction Checking, Imprint Codes in Identidex®, and AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX®.

Nature Masterclass provides training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is delivered by Nature Research journal editors and aims to help institutions support their researchers with writing research papers.

Suite of primarily medical databases including evidence-based medicine resources. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

Offers a 3D model online of human anatomy. The image can be dissected layer by layer, rotated to show all sides, and offers descriptions about parts.There are also quizzes, MRIs and videos.

PsychiatryOnline provides online access to the DSM-5 and The American Journal of Psychiatry amonst other journals, textbooks, practice guidelines, and self-assessment tools.

Covers psychology and related disciplines in the behavioral sciences. Materials indexed include journals, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Some full text available.

PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. To learn how to search PubMed, check out this interactive tutorial: https://ou-tulsa.libwizard.com/f/pubmedtutorial.

Scopus widely covers the fields of basic science, mathematics, engineering, technology, health and medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It includes global and interdisciplinary scientific information. Content on Scopus comes from over 5,000 publishers and must be reviewed and selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) to be, and continue to be, indexed on Scopus.

Clinical reference tool covering over 8,300 topics in 16 medical specialties. Topic reviews are written by expert clinicians and are updated regularly. Because of licensing restrictions, this database is available only to OUHSC on-campus users not using a wireless connection.

Visible Body®'s 3D anatomical models of the human body make learning and teaching anatomy and physiology visual and engaging.  To access Visible Body in Ovid, click or hover over the 'External Links' tab near the top of the page.  Visible Body is the second link from the top.

VisualDx provides access to over 16,000 images. These images are designed to help diagnose more than 900 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, or infections.

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Also examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

 A selection of online textbooks selected by the College of Medicine. May require your OUHSC username and password to use these resources.

Papadakis, M.A., McPhee, S.J., &  Rabow, M.W. (Eds.). (2019). Current medical diagnosis and treatment 2019. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education LLC.

A practical guide to evaluating and treating more than 300 complaints and conditions. Combining stepwise instruction, comprehensive coverage, and  videos and exercises. Supports point-of-care decisions. 

Jameson, J. L., Fauci, A. S., Kasper, D. L., Hauser, S. L., Longo, D. L., & Loscalzo, J. (Eds.). (2018). Harrison’s principles of internal medicine (20th ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill Education LLC.

Kaufman, D. M., Geyer, H. L., & Milstein, M. J. (2016). Kaufman’s clinical neurology for psychiatrists (8th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

Marcdante, K., & Kliegman, R. (2019). Nelson essentials of pediatrics (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Kliegman, R., Stanton, B., St Geme, J., & Schor, N. (2016). Nelson textbook of pediatrics (20th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

Prepared by residents and attending physicians, contains information on pediatric disorders and problems encountered in any clinical situation, including the ICU.

Dubin, D. (2000). Rapid interpretation of EKG’s (6th ed.). Cover Publishing Company.

Through Springerlink eBooks. You may need to login using your OUHSC username and password. (OBGYN residency selection)

Townsend, 19th ed. (2012) A distinguished reference with 70 years as a thorough and understandable text on the principles and techniques of surgery.

Brunicardi, F. C., Andersen, D. K., Billiar, T. R., Dunn, D. L., Hunter, J. G., Matthews, J. B., & Pollock, R. E. (2015). Schwartz's principles of surgery (10th ed.). McGraw Hill Education.

Oklahoma Center for Rural Health (2009) Short document designed for Oklahoma medical students considering the move from school to practice. "Real world" information to assist new graduates in making a successful transition to employment in a rural primary care practice.

Full-text medical and drug reference books for healthcare professionals.

Riegelman, 5th ed. (2005) Opens up the door to the practice of evidence-based medicine. Offers a framework for reading the full range of research articles encountered by students, residents and practitioners of medicine and public health. Key to the step-by-step questions-to-ask approach to efficiently reading the medical evidence.

Rakel, 8th ed. (2011) For more than 30 years, this trusted reference has guided physicians through every aspect of their practice, offering advice that has encouraged excellence, strengthened careers, and broadened patient bases.

This text describes the basic neuroscientific concepts underlying commonly encountered disorders, and the effects of brain chemistry on common behaviors.

Through Access Medicine. You may need to login using your OUHSC username and password. (OBGYN residency selection)

Through Access Medicine. You may need to login with your OUHSC username and password. (OBGYN residency selection)

Family Practice is an international journal aimed at practitioners, teachers, and researchers in the fields of family medicine, general practice, and primary care in both developed and developing countries.

Health Affairs is the leading journal of health policy thought and research. The peer-reviewed journal was founded in 1981 under the aegis of Project HOPE, a nonprofit international health education organization. Health Affairs explores health policy issues of current concern in domestic and international spheres. Its mission is to serve as a high-level, nonpartisan forum to promote analysis and discussion on improving health and health care, and to address such issues as cost, quality, and access.

JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) keeps all physician readers and interested health professionals up-to-date on matters important to their patients and practices. Articles range from influential original contributions to a variety of clinical and scientific features.

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a PubMed-indexed video journal. Its mission is to increase the productivity of scientific research.

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) is the world’s leading medical journal and website. Published continuously for over 200 years, NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research and interactive clinical content to physicians, educators, and the global medical community. NEJM's mission is to bring physicians the best research and information at the intersection of biomedical science and clinical practice and to present this information in understandable and clinically useful formats that inform health care delivery and improve patient outcomes.

Includes links to full-text.

For more than 160 years, the AMA's Code of Medical Ethics has been the authoritative ethics guide for practicing physicians.

ACP's Ethics Manual is the foundation of College policy on medical ethics and professionalism. The Sixth Edition of the Manual was published in January 2012 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Available online.

The definitive reference for students, residents, and clinicians. Discussion of psychiatric disorders, paralleling exactly the organizational format of DSM-5. Concise yet comprehensive coverage of the topics most relevant to clinical practice. The latest evidence-based findings and standards of care for assessment and development, psychiatric disorders, treatments, and special populations.

Katzung, B., & Trevor, Anthony J. (2015). (13th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Available via library catalog through Access Medicine and Access Pharmacy.

Molina, P. E. (2013). Endocrine physiology (4th ed.). McGraw-Hill Medical.

Barrett, K. (2014). Gastrointestinal physiology (2nd ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw Hill Medical.

Riedel, S., Hobden, J.A., Miller, S., Morse, S.A., Mietzner, T.A., Detrick, B., ... Mejia, R. (2019). Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's medical microbiology (28th ed.). McGraw Hill Medical.

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Chamberlain, N. (2008). The big picture medical microbiology (1st ed.). McGraw-Hill Education/Medical.

Aster, J.C., & Bunn, H.F. (2017). Pathophysiology of blood disorders (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill Education.

Becker, K. L. (2001). Principles and practice of endocrinology and metabolism (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

Kelsen, D. P. (2008). Principles and practice of gastrointestinal oncology (1st ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Lo, B. (2013). (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Kumar, V., Abbas, A., & Aster, J. (2015). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease (9th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

Ryan, K.J. (2018). Sherris medical microbiology (7th ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw Hill Medical.

Teaches and promotes bedside exam skills to students, residents and healthcare professionals online.

Short videos on various medical and various topics related to health and medicine examinations.

Kaushansky, K., Lichtman, M.A., Prchal, J.T., Levi, M.M., Press, O.W., Burns, L.J., & Caligiuri, M. (2016). Williams hematology (9th ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill Education LLC.

The definitive reference for students, residents, and clinicians. Discussion of psychiatric disorders, paralleling exactly the organizational format of DSM-5. Concise yet comprehensive coverage of the topics most relevant to clinical practice. The latest evidence-based findings and standards of care for assessment and development, psychiatric disorders, treatments, and special populations.

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy. Over 255 illustrations.  Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making.

Presents 50 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in emergency medicine.

Presents sixty real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts. Each case includes complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions with detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Provides 60 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in Internal Medicine. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning.

Provides 60 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in obstetrics and gynecology. Each case includes an easy-to-understand discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE®-style review questions to reinforce your learning.

Teaches students how to improve their diagnostic and problem-solving skills as they work through sixty high-yield clinical cases. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, and USMLE-style review questions with answers.

Presents sixty real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts. Each case includes complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions with detailed explanations of the correct answers.

Presents 56 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in surgery. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions.

Evidence-based, point-of-care information on 1000 diseases and disorders most often treated by surgeons. 14th edition online.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.

A practical guide to evaluating and treating more than 300 complaints and conditions. Combining stepwise instruction, comprehensive coverage, and  videos and exercises. Supports point-of-care decisions. 

Goldman-Cecil Medicine offers definitive, unbiased guidance on the evaluation and management of every medical condition, presented by a veritable "Who's Who" of modern medicine. A practical, straightforward style; templated organization; evidence-based references; and robust interactive content.

Jameson, J. L., Fauci, A. S., Kasper, D. L., Hauser, S. L., Longo, D. L., & Loscalzo, J. (Eds.). (2018). Harrison’s principles of internal medicine (20th ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill Education LLC.

The most complete, authoritative guide available on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the elderly.

Black, D., & Andreasen, N. (2014). Introductory textbook of psychiatry (6th ed.). American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

A complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care.Contains a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. Integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder.

Marcdante, K., & Kliegman, R. (2019). Nelson essentials of pediatrics (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences.

Kliegman, R., Stanton, B., St Geme, J., & Schor, N. (2016). Nelson textbook of pediatrics (20th ed.). Elsevier Health Sciences.

Prepared by residents and attending physicians, contains information on pediatric disorders and problems encountered in any clinical situation, including the ICU.

Assess your knowledge of pediatrics for the USMLE Step 2 CK and shelf exam. 500 USMLE-style questions and answers that address the clerkship's core competencies along with detailed explanations of both correct and incorrect answers.

Dubin, D. (2000). Rapid interpretation of EKG’s (6th ed.). Cover Publishing Company.

Brunicardi, F. C., Andersen, D. K., Billiar, T. R., Dunn, D. L., Hunter, J. G., Matthews, J. B., & Pollock, R. E. (2015). Schwartz's principles of surgery (10th ed.). McGraw Hill Education.

Reflects contemporary practice and residency training, and a self-teaching tool for general surgery residents and medical students. Presents each topic as a realistic clinical case with question-and-answer teaching points and clinical decision-making algorithms. Each chapter has a major section on minimally invasive surgery, a Point-Counterpoint clinical debate on a controversial topic, and additional algorithms.

The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics has been one of the best selling medical texts in the world. A favorite on-call resource for house staff and faculty around the world.

Tintinalli, J. E., Stapczynski, J. S., Ma, O. J., Yealy, D. M., Meckler, G. D., & Cline, D. M. (2016). Tintinalli's emergency medicine: A comprehensive study guide (8th ed.). McGraw Hill Education.

Klingensmith, M., Vemuri, C., Oluwadamilola, F., Robertson, J., Samson, P., & Sanford, D. (2016). The Washington manual of surgery (7th ed). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Learn how to search for clinical practice guidelines.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for studies of prognosis, including cohort studies, case-control studies, and case reports.

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Learn how to search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

In this tutorial you will learn about Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, which is a controlled vocabulary used to search databases in the health sciences. You will also learn why using MeSH can provide you with better search results.

Learn how to search Academic Search Elite.

Learn how to search for systematic reviews in Ovid's Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Resources for common copyright issues.

Learn the basics of searching PubMed in this interactive tutorial.

Learn how to search for clinical practice guidelines.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for studies of prognosis, including cohort studies, case-control studies, and case reports.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for qualitative studies.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for randomized controlled trials.

Learn how to search Ovid Medline for studies of diagnostic tests.

Learn how to search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search for books, articles, and more on the Schusterman Library website.

Choose the best journal for your research with help from Think. Check. Submit.

Learn how to search the Trip Database.

In this tutorial you will learn about Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH, which is a controlled vocabulary used to search databases in the health sciences. You will also learn why using MeSH can provide you with better search results.

Learn the basics of Zotero with this quick guide from OU Libraries.