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Bates' Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking - Lynn S. Bickley
Call Number: Snell Stacks Oversize RC76 .B37 2013
ISBN: 1609137620
Publication Date: 2013

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Blueprints Pediatrics - Bradley S. Marino
Call Number: Snell Library Stacks RJ48.3 .M37 2013
ISBN: 9781451116045
Publication Date: 2013

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Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
ISBN: 1455709859
Publication Date: 2011

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Objective Structured Clinical Examinations - Sondra Zabar
ISBN: 9781461437499
Publication Date: 2013

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Pocket Pediatrics - Prasad Paritosh
Call Number: Snell Library Stacks RJ48 .P645 2013
ISBN: 9781451151527
Publication Date: 2013

Toronto Notes 2014: comprehensive medical reference & review
Call Number: Snell Library Stacks R735 .T67 2014
ISBN: 9781927363089
Publication Date: 2014


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Key Resources in this Guide

Articles in journals:  search Medline or PubMed, the most comprehensive database for articles covering all aspects of medicine.

Looking for a specific journal?  search the E-journal Finder

Books & print journals: search in Scholar OneSearch, limiting your search to "Library Catalog"
Encyclopedia articles:  search Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Key Databases

  • Medline
  • PubMed
  • CINAHL Complete
  • Web of Science
  • Micromedex
    NOTE: This resource is licensed for academic use. If used at a clinical site, this resource must be used for educational purposes only. An integrated collection of many different drug information databases and a rich source of full-text tertiary literature. Includes the following resources: DRUGDEX®, DrugNotes, RED BOOK™ Online, DRUG-REAX®, IDENTIDEX®, DISEASEDEX™, POISINDEX®, Lab Advisor®, AltMedDex®, IV INDEX®, CareNotes®, Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer as well as access to medical calculators and more. Neofax Note: Neofax only works correctly using the Internet Explorer browser.


 Mobile versions available for AccessMedicine & AccessPharmacy. 

  • Access Medicine  Icon
    from McGraw-Hill Medical is an innovative online resource that provides access to 77 core medical texts, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, USMLE practice questions, case files, time-saving diagnostic and point-of-care tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to view from and download content to a mobile device. Updated frequently and expanded continuously by world-renowned physicians.
  • AccessPhysiotherapy  Icon
    a comprehensive full-text online learning tool, featuring 20 core physical therapy texts, 500+ videos and narrated lectures in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine, demonstrations of examination & treatment techniques. Also includes a cadaver dissection tool, modalities & therapeutic goals, search core topics for interventions, functional limitations, goals, A & A, case studies and more.
  • AccessPharmacy  Icon
    AccessPharmacy is an online curricular resource for pharmacy education. The source includes curriculum topics, organ systems, textbooks, drug monographs, lab tests, calculators, videos, case studies, and more.

Featured Resources

Anatomy TV Primal Picturesmultimedia suite of interactive modules featuring 3D anatomical models of the human body. Modules include systemic and regional anatomy, sports and therapy, surgery and specialty titles including Speech language pathology and more.

ClinicalKey:  Note: works best with IE or Google Chrome.  authoritative evidence-based medical information. Includes 500 full-text medical journals, 900 leading medical texts, 15,000 med/surg videos, practice guidelines, 15,000 patient education handouts, current drug information, 5 million medical imagesmedical news.  Search within First Consult for information on medical topics, differential diagnoses, procedures. For mobile access, first access ClinicalKey through the Snell Library website. Click on "Create an Account". Complete the registration form and create your username/password, and log out.  Log into ClinicalKey by visiting from your mobile browser. Log in using your new personal login.

Henry Stewart Talks: Biomedical & Life Sciencesonline biomedical topics, including audio lectures & supplemental materials such as slides & notes, by faculty members & researchers from around the world.

Counseling and Therapy in Video  provides video for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling.  Users can create, edit and share playlists or clips.

Encyclopedia of Global Health
covers all aspects of global health, including physical/mental health. Includes public policy topics, biographies, profiles of medical institutions, organizations and corporations.

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