Clinical Quick Reference

DML’s Electronic Resources Policy outlines responsible use of all of our electronic resources.


  • ACP Journal Club: Selection of articles from the biomedical literature that report original studies and systematic reviews that warrant immediate attention by physicians attempting to keep pace with important advances in internal medicine. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • ClinicalKey: This comprehensive resource includes Journals, Books, Practice Guidelines, Patient Education, Drug Information, Multimedia, and more. An individual account is needed to access some content (eBook chapter PDFs) and features. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Clinical Overviews: Formerly known as First Consult and provided by ClinicalKey, this resource provides evidence-based information on differential diagnoses, medical conditions, procedures, and patient education. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Full text of the Cochrane Collaboration’s regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions.  (foreground questions) Access note*
  • DXplain: DXplain is a clinical diagnostic decision-support system with the characteristics of an electronic medical textbook, a medical reference system, and a decision support tool. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • DynaMed: DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the ‘Point-of-Care.’ (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Essential Evidence Plus: Concise, evidence-based information from a variety of sources.  Includes practice guidelines, Cochrane abstracts, POEMs, decision rules, and test calculators.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Isabel: A diagnosis checklist system – enter the signs and symptoms and the database will return with a list of possible diagnoses. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • Ovid MEDLINE: Contains citations and abstracts of the biomedical literature dating back to the mid 1940’s. Includes links to full-text articles in the Journals@Ovid Collection as well as links to content in the EBM Reviews collection. (foreground questions) Access note*
  • PubMed (MEDLINE): Free to all. Access to MEDLINE, plus additional citations, links to some full-text, and links to NCBI molecular biology databases. (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. (foreground questions)

Drug Information

  • Micromedex (now called IBM Micromedex): 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. Comprehensive drug information. Search by drug or disease; find information for CAM, toxicology, and drug interactions; available on handheld devices through DML’s subscription.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Epocrates Plus (mobile app): Drug and disease mobile app database. Includes interactions, dosing calculators, formularies, alternative medicine, Pill IDs, and more. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Clinical Pharmacology: Powered by ClinicalKey and updated hourly, this includes drug class overviews, patient education, pediatric/neonatal monographs, IV compatibility studies, poison and overdose emergency tool, and more; available on handheld devices through DML’s subscription.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • The Medical Letter: Includes access to treatment guidelines from The Medical Letter and the Drugs of Choice Handbook. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • A-Z Drug Facts: Textbook containing many full drug monographs, plus abbreviated monographs for combination drugs, orphan drugs, and AIDS drugs in development. Each monograph covers pharmacology considerations and patient care considerations.  (background and foreground questions) Access note*

Textbooks Online

  • AccessMedicine: A medium-sized collection, including a variety of books within their clinical library. Search within books individually or select multiple books to search. (background questions) Access note*
  • Books@Ovid: A large collection of books covering a variety of medical specialties and conditions, as well as diagnosis and therapy manuals.  (background questions) Access note*
  • ClinicalKey eBooks: One of our largest collections, including many core medical textbooks. Browse by specialty or search within the entire collection or individual textbooks (background questions) Access note*
  • LWW Clerkship Library: A small collection, mostly featuring review books for clerkship review. Includes self-assessment and cases sections. (background questions) Access note*
  • LWW Health Library: A small collection, including several required medical textbooks (background questions) Access note*
  • AccessNeurology: Browse neurology titles in this small, specialized collection. Search within all textbooks or within their multimedia subset (background questions) Access note*
  • Springer eBooks: A large collection of books within the medicine discipline. The collection is limited to titles published in 2015. (background questions) Access note*
  • TDS Health (formerly STAT!Ref): A small-sized collection of books covering medical and nursing specialties. (background questions) Access note*
  • uCentral: A small collection of medical reference books and Point-of-Care tools, including Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, and others. (background and foreground questions) Access note*
  • Merck Manual of Geriatrics: Textbook. (background questions)

Practice Guidelines

  • Trip Medical Database: The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Registered users (registration is free) benefit from extra features such as CPD, search history, and collaborative tools. (foreground questions)
  • Guidelines via ClinicalKey (foreground questions) Access note*

Additional Resources

*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.