Clinical Quick Reference

A list of Dahlgren Memorial Library’s tools and resources that may be helpful for clinical quick reference. DML’s Electronic Resources Policy outlines responsible use of all of our electronic resources.

Databases

  • ACP Journal Club (EBM Reviews): Original studies and systematic reviews in internal medicine. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for foreground questions. Access note*

    Concurrent user limit: 7
     
  • ClinicalKey: Journal articles, eBooks, monographs, patient education, and clinical overviews. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    See also ClinicalKey App
     
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Resource providing access to a collection of protocols and systematic reviews. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for foreground questions. Access note*

    Concurrent user limit: 7
     
  • DXplain: Clinical diagnostic decision support system including differential diagnosis. Good for foreground questions. Access note*
     
  • DynaMed: Evidence-based point of care resource with diagnostic tools, calculators, patient education and ICD codes. Personal accounts available for additional functionality. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    See also DynaMed App
     
  • Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI Essentials: An evidence-based, point-of-care tool providing differential diagnoses information, dosage assistance, and other decision support tools. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    Concurrent user limit: 7
     
  • Isabel: Clinical diagnostic decision support system including differential diagnosis. Good for foreground questions. Access note*
     
  • Ovid MEDLINE: Citations and abstracts to the biomedical literature, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for foreground questions. Access note*
     
  • PubMed (MEDLINE): PubMed is comprised of millions of citations for the biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Also provides access to other National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) services for biomedical and genomic information. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for foreground questions.
     
  • United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF): Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the USPSTF is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention. They systematically review the evidence of effectiveness and develop recommendations, considered the “gold standard,” for clinical preventive services. Good for foreground questions.
     

Drug Information

  • IBM Micromedex: Comprehensive pharmacological collection. Search by drug or disease; find information for CAM, toxicology, and drug interactions. Added functionality available with personal account. Only authorized users who are competent healthcare professionals who rely on their clinical discretion and judgment in diagnosis and treatment may use the content for medical diagnosis or treatment purposes. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    See also the IBM Micromedex Apps
  • Epocrates Plus App: Pharmacological App used to search for Pill IDs, determine drug interaction, ICD 10 codes, and calculators. Personal account using an @georgetown.edu or @gunet.georgetown.edu email account required. After selecting the URL above, login using the “Georgetown University Medical Center” link on the right of the screen. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note* 
  • Clinical Pharmacology: Pharmacological monographs, clinical calculators, and drug interaction. Added functionality available with personal account.. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    See also Clinical Pharmacology App
  • Medical Letter, The: Critical appraisals of prescription drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    See also Medical Letter App

Textbooks Online

  • AccessMedicine: Medical textbooks, diagnostics and review resources. Question banks. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background questions. Access note*

    See also AccessMedicine App
     
  • Books@Ovid: Medical, biomedical and nursing books including diagnosis and therapy manuals. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background questions. Access note*
     
  • Clerkship/Clinical Rotation: eBook collection containing review books for USMLE, Step Up exams, and internship survival guides. Includes case studies. Question banks and added functionality available with personal account. Good for background questions. Access note*
     
  • AccessNeurology: Medical textbooks that focus on neurology and neuroscience. Question banks and added functionality available with personal account. Good for background questions) Access note*
     
  • Springer eBooks: Biomedical research eBook collection. The collection is limited to titles published in 2015. Good for background questions. Access note*
     
  • TDS Health STAT!Ref: Medical and Nursing eBooks. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background questions. Access note*

    Concurrent user limit: 5

    See also TDS Health STAT!Ref App
     
  • uCentral: Medical and nursing book collection and current awareness tools. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*

    See also uCentral App
     

Practice Guidelines

  • TRIP: Clinical search engine for evidence-based medicine. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for foreground questions.
     
  • ClinicalKey Nursing: Nursing journal articles, procedures, practice guidelines and eBooks. Added functionality available with personal account. Good for background and foreground questions. Access note*
     

Additional Resources

  • JAMAevidence: Evidence-based books on statistical, physical examination, and geriatric medicine. Podcasts and calculators available. Added functionality available with personal account. Access note*
     

*Login access to this health and life sciences resource is available to members of the Georgetown University Medical Center community (GUMC) only. Walk-up access is available to all GU students, faculty, and staff in Dahlgren Memorial Library 24/7, 365 days per year.