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M1 Resources: Top Databases

Resources for first year medical students.
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2018 1:25 PM

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These resources are available to you because you are affiliated with the University at Buffalo. Use your UB credentials for remote access. Click on the hyperlinked title to read more about each database. Several of these resources have apps, including UpToDate, Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas App 2017, AccessMedicine, and ClinicalKey. There are special instructions detailing how to install the apps.

Databases with Apps

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas 2017 includes comprehensive 3D gross anatomy of the male and female, select microanatomy of the sense and tissue types, cadaver slices and MRIs that are paired with 3D models, and 3D moving models of muscles and bones. There are definitions, pronunciations, and disease descriptions. Different views of the human body can be created using the rotate and zoom tools and anatomy can be dissected. Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas 2017 is available on a computer or mobile device on or off campus.


AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that includes nearly 100 references, including the latest editions of respected medical texts such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment.

Besides these key medical textbooks, the database also contains examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules, audio files and animations, interactive self-assessment tools, drug monographs, cases, patient education, 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 by expert physicians, AccessMedicine provides access to the information necessary for completing evaluations, diagnoses, and case management decisions, as well as for pursuing research, medical education, or self-assessment and board exams review. A free MyAccess profile is required in order to use certain features, such as Review Questions and Flashcards.


ClinicalKey is a search engine and database of peer-reviewed and evidence-based clinical information resources designed to support physician patient care decisions. The content is subject to a rigorous peer-review process by doctors, clinical pharmacists, and nurses to ensure its reliability.

Search or browse ClinicalKey’s resources, which include over one thousand Elsevier medical and surgical reference book titles, journals, clinical trials, drug monographs, guidelines, patient education materials in multiple languages, multimedia, First Consult entries for clinical decision support, and Procedures Consult for video, text, and illustrations for top medical procedures. A Clinical Focus feature screens for books, articles (systematic reviews, meta-analyses, narrative reviews), drug monographs, and guidelines all from within the past 3 years.


UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical resource which provides specific, detailed answers to clinical questions and treatment recommendations based on the best medical evidence. World-renowned physician authors, editors and peer reviewers synthesize the most recent medical information into evidence-based topic reviews addressing clinical issues that span over 22 specialties. Topic reviews include links to fully illustrated and referenced charts, x-rays, photographs, movies and Medline abstracts with links to full text from subscribed journals. 

The product also includes: medical calculators; Practice Changing Updates and What’s New sections that highlight specific new recommendations that may change current clinical practice; different levels of patient education materials; ability to search in 10 languages; search filters for adult, pediatric, patient and graphics; topic prompts to assist in searching; and a link directly to Lexi-Comp to search drug-drug, drug-herb, and herb-herb interactions.

Register for an account in UpToDate while on campus in order to access UpToDate remotely or install the UpToDate mobile app.

Databases

The National Library of Medicine produces MEDLINE, the premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. The PubMed database provides free of charge access to all MEDLINE citations; in-process citations (PreMEDLINE); out-of-scope citations from MEDLINE journals; and citations that precede the date that a journal was selected for MEDLINE indexing.


Produced by the U.S. National Library of MedicineMEDLINE is the premier database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the pre-clinical sciences. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). Using MeSH to search will help to retrieve information that uses different terminology for the same concept. The default search setting in Ovid MEDLINE is a keyword search that will map the term to a subject heading. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed, a freely accessible database of biomedical citations.


The Case Files Collection helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts in the context of realistic patient cases. The cases in this collection can help students at all levels excel in coursework and in clinical rotations. The electronic format also allows faculty to integrate clinical cases into their digital curricula.

Use your MyAccess account to save and email answers for case & comprehensive questions and to track what cases you open and complete. If you do not have an account, it is free to register. You can use the same account in AccessMedicine and AccessPharmacy.


JoVE Clinical Skills contains five video collections that demonstrate physical exam techniques. Three collections center on the essentials of physical examination, another focuses on techniques in emergency medicine and critical care, and the last collection covers clinical skills essentials in nursing.

This is an extended trial through 2/15/19! Email Nell Aronoff at naronoff@buffalo.edu with your feedback.


NEJM Resident 360 helps both students and residents prepare for their clinical rotations and careers. It offers guides in common internal medicine rotations (Rotation Prep) that provide brief topic overviews and links to landmark trials, reviews, and guidelines. NEJM Resident 360’s Learning Lab provides interactive tools that explain the medical literature and hone diagnostic skills. Expert-led discussions, blog posts, and podcasts are also included. 

A free account and user profile are required to access to NEJM Resident 360. Creation of your profile must be completed through an IP registered with UB’s NEJM site license. Once this connection is established, you can access this resource anywhere.

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