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Definitions
Disease Information
Drug Information
Differential Diagnosis--Laboratory Tests
Differential Diagnosis--Signs and Symptoms
Clinical Calculators
Images
Videos
Review Articles
Style Guides: Citing Resources
Test Preparation
Patient Information and Local Services

  

Definitions--Medical Dictionaries
Stedman’s Medical Dictionary (Stat!Ref)
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (Available as a 7 day eBook checkout with your EBSCO account)
Google Type "define:" in front of the word you are looking up.
Medical Mnemonics

Disease Information (including Diagnostic Tests)
AccessMedicine
Harrison's Online (AccessMedicine)
ClinicalKey 
UpToDate
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy
Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Google Scholar Use double quotes around phrases to improve relevance.

Drug Information (including Drug Interactions)
Lexi-comp Type drug name in search box in upper left. Click on the link on the left-hand side below the search box. Navigation bar for the monograph is on the left.
Gold Standard Clinical Pharmacology (ClinicalKey)
ePocrates Essentials Download information available on our mobile resources page

Differential Diagnosis and Normal Values--Laboratory Tests
Clinician's Pocket Reference (AccessMedicine) 
Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests (AccessMedicine)
Henry's Clincial Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods
MGH Laboratory Reference Values (N Engl J Med 2004; 351(15):1549-1563)
Merck Manual Normal Laboratory Values

Differential Diagnosis--Signs and Symptoms
Diagnosaurus (AccessMedicine): Select a “Browse” category along the left margin. The search function at the top doesn’t include this module.
DeGowin’s Diagnostic Examination (AccessMedicine): Enter search terms in box at top of page and then click on “Search This Title”.
VisualDx The best use of this resource is the Differential Builder, used to enter signs, symptoms, and visual findings for possible diagnoses. Can also search for a known diagnosis.

Clinical Calculators
MedCalc 3000 (Stat!Ref)
DynaMed Click on the Calculators link at the top of the page.
Lexi-comp Click on the Calculations link on the left-hand side below the search box.
UpToDate Click on the Calculators link at the top of the page.
Google Include the word “calculator” as part of the search query.

Images
AccessMedicine Change the dropdown option to Images, Video, & Audio
ClinicalKey Multimedia
MedPix by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
Google Image Search
Open-i provided by the National Library of Medicine

Videos
Anatomy /Dissection videos by the U. of Michigan
Anatomy/Dissection videos by the U. of Wisconsin
Histology (available on IUPUI campus only)
Anatomy.TV 

Review Articles
Ovid MEDLINE Select top Ovid MEDLINE link, enter subjects one at a time, choose the best single subject heading and check the "explode" box next to it, repeat the process with other subjects, combine search statement numbers using AND, and limit to human, English, and review articles on the main page.
PubMed Includes MEDLINE and is searched most easily by entering keywords in the search box, clicking on the Limits tab at the top of the main page, and then checking the boxes for Humans, English, and Review on the Limits page.

Style Guides: Citing Resources
AMA Manual of Style
AMA Style Generator
Citing UpToDate
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) for APA Style

Test Preparation
First Aid for the USMLE

Patient Information
MedlinePlus Disease and medical condition information, tutorials, surgery videos, drug and herbal supplement information, and information in 40 languages.
AccessMedicine Patient Education Topics
ClinicalKey Patient EducationTopics  
Lexi-comp Click on the Patient Education tab (or search for the topic, then click on the Patient Education tab). Information also provided in Spanish.

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