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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Other Resources

  • MedCalc 3000
    MedCalc 3000 encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools used everyday by clinicians, medical educators, nurses and health care students of all types.
  • 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.
  • Browzine
    A simple way to browse, read, monitor and organize scholarly journals on your tablet or phone.
  • Read by QX MD (Android)
    Provides a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed.
  • Read by QXMD (Apple)

Resource Guides

  • Health Statistics Online
    The guide will assist you in finding various health statistics from online resources at the international, national, and state or local level.
  • Drug Information
    Provides centralized access to all drug information resources available through the library.

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