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Resource Guide for Clinicians

Quick Menu of Topics Covered:


Quick Search: Physicians/Clinicians
Informed Clinical Decision Making:
  • Access Medicine
  • An innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 50 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device.
  • Cochrane Library
  • A collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independently assessed evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Central Registrar of Controlled Trials.
  • DynaMed
  • Clinical evidence-based reference with point-of-care summaries for more than 3,200 topics.
  • Isabel
  • A diagnostic support tool designed to complement, not replace, clinical judgment with a checklist and topic-specific knowledge components (educational trial). Physicians enter a list of symptoms and are given diagnostic possibilities to consider.
  • MD Consult
  • Provides access to over 130 medical books, journals, and images organized by topic, along with patient handouts, clinical guidelines, drug information, recent medical news, and more.
  • National Guidelines Clearinghouse (AHRQ)
  • A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The clinical practice guideline contains systematically developed statements that include recommendations, strategies, or information that assists physicians and/or other health care practitioners and patients to make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Included guidelines must be systemically developed by medical specialty associations or relevant professional societies, have documentation of a systematic literature search on the subject, and have full text availability.
  • UpToDate
  • A clinical support system with over 7,000 entries designed to answer clinical questions that arise in daily practice. The information presented is primarily consensus-based opinions developed by teams of experts.
  • VisualDX
  • Diagnostic decision support system (CDSS) merges medical images and expert information to help you build a patient-centric differential diagnosis. Images are now integrated with UpToDate searches.

Keeping Current:
  • Clinical Queries from
  • Allows you to quickly focus your PubMed search on clinical studies and systematic reviews. Find out more in our online tutorial.
  • PubGet
  • Browse millions of PDFs of articles in current issues of biomedical journals.
  • Library News (Blog)
  • Stay current with the newest database enhancements, tools offered, and services provided by the Calder Library faculty and staff.

Finding Collaborators:
  • SciVal Experts
  • A mentoring and collaboration resource, which features an in-depth profile of individual UM faculty members, and includes their areas of expertise, publications in PubMed, and their grants in NIH RePORTER. Links to some national experts are also available.
  • Collaboration and Mentoring Portal
  • A "little black bag" or collection of essential resources for mentoring and collaboration.

Increasing Productivity:
  • QUOSA Information Manager
  • Extracts all or selected full text articles from your PubMed, Ovid, SCOPUS, Google, or Google Scholar searches with one click, organizes article collections, and searches across the contents of the articles you retrieve.
  • RefWorks
  • A web-based bibliographic citation manager, used to easily create a personal database of imported references from text files or online databases. Facilitates reference storage, retrieval, formatting for publication, and sharing of folders among collaborators.

Getting Help with Graphics, Photographs, and Printing:
  • Biomedical Communications
  • Provides the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the UHealth System, and Jackson Memorial Hospital with professional medical photography, graphic design, and printing services.

Making Your Work Widely Available:
  • University of Miami Scholarly Repository.
  • Contains select full text research and scholarly works by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Miami and the Miller School of Medicine. Make your publications widely available (as allowed by your publisher) by placing them on this site.

Finding Out Who Has Cited You and Documenting Effectiveness:
  • Web of Knowledge
  • Established academic citation indexing and search service, encompassing the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities since 1945.
  • Scopus
  • A database of abstracts and citations for scholarly journal articles published since 1996, covering nearly 18,000 titles from the arts, medicine, physical sciences, and the social sciences.
  • Google Scholar
  • Provides an easy way for broadly searching scholarly work, including grey literature, across disciplines. Coverage information is not available.

Becoming a Medical Information Power User:
  • Class Registration
  • Register for free classes to learn how to find the perfect article, create a bibliography in minutes, find out who cited your article, identify mentors, and/or download full text articles in seconds.

Portal by Vedana Vaidhyanathan, MSLS, and Emily Vardell, MLS, Last updated 8-29-2011.

This list is not comprehensive. It serves the function of a "little black bag" of essential resources for practicing physicians and clinicians. For assistance with any of these resources, or to find out about other available research and searching options you can browse the library's full website, come by the library's Reference Desk or call the Reference, Education, and Community Engagement department at (305) 243-6648

We always want your feedback! To suggest additions, corrections or changes to the content of the Calder Portal for Physicians/Clinicians page, please send an email to the Reference, Education, and Community Engagement department at

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