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Resources Guide for 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.

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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.

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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.

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American College of Physicians educational material to guide and improve patient care. Frequent updates and weekly curriculum with case reports.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Evaluates journals using data from science and social science journals included in Web of Science.

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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®

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Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of over 100 databases available through OU Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library. From 'Ageline' to 'Worldcat'--you should find a resource here. Select the 'Resources by All' button to see everything available.

Suite of primarily medical databases including Evidence-based Medicine resources, Ovid Medline, Embase, and alternative and complementary medicine. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

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 Previously called Anatomy TV. 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.

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About 20 million citations for biomedical literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care systems, and preclinical sciences.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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An international, multi-disciplinary catalog of books, Internet resources, audio visual materials, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and other materials held by over 20,000 OCLC libraries. It contains materials representing 400 languages.

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Link to Bird Library's list of e-books chosen as textbooks for medical school years 1&2.

The 2017 annual volume of this single-source reference for practitioners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Annually updated, this book emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and to subspecialists who provide general care.

Lawrence, 5th ed (2012) Google Books preview of this classic surgery text. Not all pages included.

Fauci, Braunwald, et al 18th ed. (2012) Complete contents of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine in a frequently-updated format. Includes podcasts, multimedia, and over 1,000 multiple choice questions with answers and chapter references.

7th edition. A neurology reference for psychiatrists. Includes topics such as traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer and non-Alzheimer dementias, other age-related neurologic conditions, neurologic illnesses that present with symptoms of autism, neurologic effects of illicit drug use, and current treatments. Correlates neurologic illnesses with the DSM-5.

Kliegman, 19th ed. (2011) One of the world's most trusted sources for the best approaches to pediatric care.

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.

Bruncardi et al, 10th ed. (2015) New edition of a leading international textbook of surgery. Each chapter includes quick-reference key points; highlighted evidenced-based references; and full-color illustrations, images, and information tables.

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)

Peer-reviewed, primary source journal publishing a broad spectrum of articles relevant to everyday patient care in general internal medicine and subspecialty areas. Features at least one key review article on current clinical topic in every issue, as well as editorials and commentaries.

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 explores health policy issues of current concern in both domestic and international spheres.

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.

Most widely read and influential medical journal in the world. Widely cited in journals of all medical specialties, the peer reviewed original articles are aimed at physicians and those interested in medical practice. Owned and published by the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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.

Widely acknowledged as the foremost introductory text, the new edition-now presented in full color throughout-has been thoroughly updated to reflect new and rapidly changing areas in anesthesia practice including new chapters on awareness under anesthesia, quality and patient safety, orthopedics, and expanded coverage of new ultrasound techniques in regional anesthesiology with detailed illustrated guidance.

Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. This 7th Edition has an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. 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.

The newly revised 6th edition of this classic medical reference has been thoroughly updated with step-by-step Review, Procedure, and Ultrasound Boxes covering the latest equipment, devices, drug therapies, and techniques you need to know for effective practice of emergency medicine. You'll access complete and detailed guidance on exactly when, how, and why to perform all of today's common and uncommon procedures and get the best results.

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

A core reference for residents and practitioners for over 40 years. The tenth edition provides complete, authoritative coverage of the modern clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology. Includes chapters on urinary and fecal incontinence and overactive bladder, stillbirth and psychological disorders of pregnancy and the postpartum.

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.

Gives you the core information needed to work on the wards and pass the psychiatry clerkship exam. Written by students, and based on the national guidelines for the psychiatry clerkship, the book is filled with mnemonics, ward and exam tips, tables, clinical images, algorithms, and newly added mini-cases.

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.

Fauci, Braunwald, et al 18th ed. (2012) Complete contents of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine in a frequently-updated format. Includes podcasts, multimedia, and over 1,000 multiple choice questions with answers and chapter references.

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

On-the-spot reference for virtually any situation you’ll face in obstetrics, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, infertility, and gynecologic oncology.

A staple for medical students on psychiatric rotations, psychiatric residents, practitioners, and mental health professionals. In an easy-to-scan outline format, this popular quick-reference handbook summarizes the etiology, epidemiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of all psychiatric disorders in adults and children. Psychopharmacologic principles and prescribing methods are briefly described.

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. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder.

Covers the full scope of contemporary anesthesia practice, from fundamental principles to advanced subspecialty procedures.

Kliegman, 19th ed. (2011) One of the world's most trusted sources for the best approaches to pediatric care.

Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Pocket Pediatrics follows the style of Pocket Medicine, one of the best-selling references for medical students, interns, and residents. Sometimes used on the wards and by candidates reviewing for pediatric board exams. Online edition is 2010.

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.

Note: must be logged in to a free MyAccess profile to access. Contact the library for details.

Complete and detailed guidance on exactly when, how, and why to perform all of today's common and uncommon procedures and get the best results.

The latest answers on every facet of emergency medicine practice.

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

Bruncardi et al, 10th ed. (2015) New edition of a leading international textbook of surgery. Each chapter includes quick-reference key points; highlighted evidenced-based references; and full-color illustrations, images, and information tables.

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.

38 chapters focus on the clinical issues of greatest concern and interest to practicing psychiatrists, residents, and those studying for oral board examinations.

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

The Eighth Edition of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide provides the depth and breadth of coverage that reflects the complexity and expertise needed to practice emergency medicine successfully in today’s fast–paced environments. It is an essential contemporary clinical emergency care resource for physicians, NPs, and PAs who practice emergency medicine and for emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine fellows. It remains the preferred study guide for in-training and board examinations and recertification.

Presents a brief, rational approach to the management of patients with surgical problems. The text is directed to the reader at the level of the second- or third-year surgical resident, although surgical and nonsurgical attendings, medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and others who provide care for patients with surgical problems will find it of interest and assistance.

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, Patricia. (2013). Fourth Edition. McGraw-Hill Medical. Available through Access Medicine.

Barrett, K. (2014).  (2nd ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw Hill Medical. Available through Access Medicine.

Requires ACP Online account.

27th edition.  Available through Access Medicine.

From the American College of Legal Medicine. Log in with your OUHSC credentials at the prompt.

Chamberlain, N. (2008). (1st ed.): McGraw-Hill Education/Medical. Available via the library catalog through R2 Digital Library and McGraw Hill Education.

Bilezikian, J., Bremner, William J, & Becker, Kenneth L. (2001). (3rd ed.). Philadelphia: LWW (PE). Available through Access Medicine.

Becker, K. L. (2001). (3rd ed.): LWW. Available through Ovid Books via the library catalog.

Kelsen, D. (2015).  (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. Available via library catalog through Ovid Books.
Lo, B. (2015). (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health. Available via library catalog through Ovid Books.
[edited ] Vinay Kumbulbbas, & Jonster. (2014).  (Ninth ed.). Saunders. Available through R2 Digital Library.
Ryan, Kenneth J, Ray, C. George, & Sherris, John C. (2014).  (6th ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw Hill Medical. Available through Access Medicine.

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, Kenneth, & Williams, William J. (2010). (8th ed.). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill Education LLC. Available through Access Medicine.