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Welcome to the Research Guide for Internal Medicine Residents.  As well as links to the resources you will need for your Medical Technology Tuesdays assignments, the handouts and information you cover in class are in this guide.  Please don't hesitate to send us a question using the Ask Us box below if you can't find what you need.

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Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences


Clinical Resources

  • Access Medicine
    Features over 60 medical book titles, drug information, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment programs, case files, diagnostic tools, and the ability to download content to a mobile device

    * Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
    * Hurst's The Heart
    * DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination
    * Stern's Symptom to Diagnosis
  • MDConsult / FIRSTConsult
    An online clinical library includes reference books, journals, and patient education materials. Includes an option for a personal account.
    FIRSTConsult provides evidence-based primary care information designed to be used at point-of-care. Tools for differential diagnosis, evaluation and management of medical conditions, patient education and procedures skills review.
  • National Guidelines Clearinghouse
    A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. Search or browse by disease, treatment/intervention or organization.
  • UpToDate
    Clinical information tool providing reviewed clinical reference material. Includes pharmaceutical information, patient handouts, graphics. Provided by the VCU Health System. New: Access is available from on campus only.
  • Visual DX
    VisualDx is a clinical decision support system that allows validation of a medical diagnosis based on visual conditions. It contains over 1,300 diagnoses and more than 25,000 medical images detailing variation in age, stage, and skin type.

Literature Resources

  • PubMed (MEDLINE)
    The primary database for biomedical and health sciences literature.
    Identify full-text online journals and remote access available through VCU Libraries using the VCU Libraries "Get It @ VCU" icon.
    Limit by topic, publication type, date of publication, human or animal study, age group, and more.
    Store searches and set up alerts using PubMed’s MyNCBI Service.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Database of systematic reviews of healthcare topics.
    Current info about federally and privately supported clinical research (human).
    Search by disease, treatment, location, sponsor.
  • Web of Science
    Database of cited references. Coverage from 1965-present across 150 scientific disciplines.
    Search and sort results by cited reference, topic, and author.
    Link to Journal Citation Reports to find impact factors of journals in your research area.

Patient Education Resources

  • CHEC (Community Health Education Center)
    CHEC, a partnership of VCU Health System, VCU Libraries, and the VCU Health System Auxiliary, is a library where patients and their family members can find reliable health information. CHEC provides books, consumer health journals, videos, and computers.
  • MEDLINEplus
    Extensive guide to health information resources. Includes common diseases and conditions, dictionaries, organizations, clearinghouses, publications, directories, consumer health libraries, MEDLINE and other medical databases.

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Citation Management

  • RefWorks
    Citation management tool for storing and managing references; creating bibliographies. Supports most citation styles. Requires an individual account set up from a VCU Libraries link. Available to VCU and MCVH-VCU email account holders.

Other Resources

  • STAT!Ref
    Full-text cross-searchable reference books for the health professional. Includes Stedman's Medical Dictionary, Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, and DSM-IV-TR.
  • Google Scholar
    A simple way to conduct a broad search of scholarly literature indexed by Google. Results are ranked by journal impact factor, author, and number of citations.
  • Trip Database
    A clinical search engine designed to allow quick and easy access to high-quality research evidence to support care. Users can register for an account with Trip and select their institution to connect to VCU's full-text holdings.

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