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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- MD Consult
A clinical library online; includes reference books, journals, and patient education materials. Includes an option for a personal account.
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.
Need to use Hospital subscription. VCUHS employees cannot access VCU educational subscription.
- National Guidelines Clearinghouse
A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. Search or browse by disease, treatment/intervention or organization.
- STAT!Ref Electronic Medical Library
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.
- 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
* Schwartz's Principles of Surgery
* Williams Obstetrics
* Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
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.
- Cochrane Library
Database of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare. Includes Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, Controlled Trials Register, and Review Methodology.
The primary database of information in biomedical and health sciences fields.
ClinicalTrials.gov currently contains approximately 11,300 clinical studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, other federal agencies, and private industry on a wide range of diseases and conditions
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.
- Web of Science
Citation databases including Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index for searches by cited reference, topic, and author.
- Google Scholar
Scholarly literature crawled by Google.
Extensive guide to health information resources. Includes common diseases and conditions, dictionaries, organizations, clearinghouses, publications, directories, consumer health libraries, MEDLINE and other medical databases.
- 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.