This guide provides an overview of information resources useful for students, faculty, and staff in the VCU School of Medicine and for those researching medical topics.

Research & Education Librarian

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John Cyrus
(804) 828-1881

Apps and Websites


Quick Reference:

  • Medscape - reference for health care professionals and patients - online or for iOS and Android
  • MedlinePlus - NIH curated information on conditions, diseases, drugs, supplements, and other health-related topics.

Summaries of Evidence

Syntheses of Evidence

Synopses of Single Studies

Single Studies

Background Information (Textbooks)

Psychiatry Online - Collection of APA textbooks and journals including the DSM.

STAT!Ref - Collection of reference texts including INFECTIOUS DISEASES: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention, AHFS Drug Information, Drug Points, and ICD-10 codes.

Access Series:

  • AccessMedicine - Includes Harrison's, DeGowin's Diagnostic Exam, and Stern's Symptoms to Diagnosis. Also features physical exam and essential radiology videos, case files, diagnostic tools, and self-assessment questions.
  • AccessSurgery - Includes Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations, a Surgery clerkship section, a large selection of multimedia content, and self-assessment questions.
  • AccessAnesthesiology - Includes textbooks, algorithms, procedural videos, and cases.
  • AccessEmergencyMedicine - Includes Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, Goldfrank's Toxicological Emergencies, decision rules and algorithms, procedural videos, and a clerkship section.
  • AccessPharmacy - Includes Goodman & Gilman, herbal medicine and supplement information, and other content.