Harrison’s 19th ed. Revised

Harrisons19

The new nineteenth edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine is completely revised providing an update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostics methods, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods.

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Our Expert Searchers are Standing By

Need to efficiently perform an expert search of the biomedical literature? Whether it’s a “needle in a haystack” search for a rare topic, or a comprehensive search of a wide-ranging topic, your librarians are here to help you. If you’re affiliated with the University of Virginia Health System, you can utilize the skills of a trained search professional through the Library’s Literature Search Service and Systematic Review Service.

Our Expert Searchers

Librarians assist with literature searching of all types. Examples include:

  • Exploring the literature for a new or emerging topic
  • Complex or unusual clinical cases or topics
  • Grant application or publication support where a comprehensive search is needed
  • Best practice identification
  • High-quality patient information
  • Research design support, including alternatives to animal research
  • Scoping reviews
  • Systematic reviews

Library search analysts typically use the Library’s licensed databases to perform searches at no cost to you. We also have access to hundreds of commercial, fee-based databases for specialized topic areas such as drug development. 

Requesting a Search

Researchers can request assistance via the Library’s consultation form or email. Upon receiving your request, a librarian will discuss the search topic(s) and desired results with you. The librarian will formulate a search strategy and work with you to refine the search. While some searches can be completed via email, more complex topics may require you to be present during the search so the librarian can receive feedback and tailor the results to your specific needs.  

Systematic Review Service

Expert librarian searchers are available to partner with you in conducting comprehensive literature searches for systematic reviews. Systematic review services may include:

  • Selecting appropriate databases and search terms
  • Developing expert search strategies
  • Obtaining relevant articles
  • Organizing search results and managing citations

Policies

The requestor should be satisfied with the results of the literature search. Please see the Literature Search Service Policies for more information.

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Need a Medical Image for Your Presentation?

  • AccessMedicine image collections: AccessMedicine provides online access to 50 medical book titles. Use the link to access the thousands of images and illustrations included with our subscription.
  • AccessSurgery image collections: AccessSurgery provides online access to surgery books and videos. Use the link to access the images and multimedia included with our subscription.
  • Cell Picture Show: Cell Press is providing access to images and videos in cell, developmental, and molecular biology.  Available through UVa’s Cell Press license.
  • Clincal Key Multimedia: A collection of searchable images and video is available through the library’s subscription to the Clinical Key database.  Select Multimedia from the drop-down box to the left of the search box (default is All Types).
  • Ebsco Consumer Health Complete: Click on the Images & Diagrams link to get basic medical images of anatomy and physiology and diagnostics and surgical procedures. Use the Videos & Animations link to find health/wellness, lifestyle and condition-specific news clips with an average length of 1.5 minutes. Clips can be downloaded.
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New E-Book: Medicine for the Outdoors

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life. Whether you're venturing into mountains, deserts, forests, or out to sea, it belongs in your pack!

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions and how-to explanations, this updated edition tells you the best way to respond to just about any medical problem. Logically organized, simple-to-understand enhanced illustrations and an increased focus on new topics mean this medical reference book may literally save your life.

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Online Medical Artifacts Collection Reaches 400 Images

Orthopedic surgical set (artifacts00598), Tooth extractor (artifacts001083), pill roller (artifacts00644). Images courtesy Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

Orthopedic surgical set (artifacts00598), Tooth extractor (artifacts001083), pill roller (artifacts00644). Images courtesy Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

 

This week the UVA Online Medical Artifacts Collection was expanded to incorporate an additional 33 artifacts, bringing the total number of artifacts in the digital collection up to 400. The recent expansion showcases even more of the fascinating and unique items you can find at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, such as an ivory handled “tooth key” used by pre-germ theory dentists for tooth extractions. Other artifacts now accessible online include an orthopedic surgical kit circa 1870-1880, a pharmacy pill roller, and a gold-plated retractable pencil owned by Robley Dunglison, the first professor of medicine at UVA and Thomas Jefferson’s personal physician.

 

Robley Dunglison’s gold-plated retractable pencil (artifacts00601). Image courtesy Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

Robley Dunglison’s gold-plated retractable pencil (artifacts00601). Image courtesy Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

 

Continuing to build this digital collection will be an ongoing project, so expect to see additional updates to the Online Medical Artifacts Collection in the coming months! The first 400 images of the collection are currently available through Virgo: http://bit.ly/1z2uuCL

Post contributed by Historical Collections Assistant Emily Bowden.

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New E-Book: Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation

“This is a must-read for educators who develop orientation programs for nurses and for managers, administrators, and others who work with nurses during orientation. Even if you are not involved in orientation, the book provides valuable guidelines for working with nurses who are new to the setting.” –Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN,- Duke University School of Nursing

“This is a must-read for educators who develop orientation programs for nurses and for managers, administrators, and others who work with nurses during orientation. Even if you are not involved in orientation, the book provides valuable guidelines for working with nurses who are new to the setting.” -Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, Duke University School of Nursing

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Cool Places to Collaborate in the Library

The BioConnector is a physical space that aims to provide researchers with a place to collaborate and to provide PIs with software and tools to enhance the research process.  The space is designed to support the research mission of the University of Virginia Health System and includes access to a technology-enabled collaborative workspace, a suite of research software applications, and telepresence/videoconferencing capabilities.

The BioConnector aims to provide researchers with software and tools to enhance the research process. The space is designed to support the research mission of the University of Virginia Health System and includes access to a technology-enabled collaborative workspace, a suite of research software applications, and telepresence/videoconferencing capabilities.

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Weekend eBook Read: The Armchair Birder

While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day.

While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day.

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Library Resources for Exam Preparation

Locate exam preparation help from the most popular resources by following the links below, categorized for USMLE(TM), Specialty Boards, NCLEX, and Nursing Certification.

USMLE™

  • USMLEasy™
    Use when preparing for steps 1, 2 CK, and 3 of the USMLE™ board examinations. Create a free personal account to view progress reports and construct tests out of unseen or previously unanswered questions.
  • First Aid
    The Library has full, online access to McGraw-Hill’s “First Aid” examination review collection.
  • National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Self-Assessment Services
    Interactive self-assessment tools offered by NBME for USMLE™ Step1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. Free sample assessment is available, other assessments incur a cost.
  • Open Directory
    Resources related to United States Medical Licensure Exam (USMLE™) Steps 1, 2, 3, and 4. Multiple sites are listed, some free, discussion forums are also included.
  • USMLE World
    This commercial, fee-based site is popular with students looking for a subscription-based tool for test preparation.
  • Princeton Review
    This commercial site offers a free full-length practice test. Requires registration.
  • Ebooks via Ebrary
    Electronic access to older versions of popular test review books is available using free, downloadable software available at http://shop.ebrary.com/Download. The Ebrary reader is also available on all Health Sciences Library computers.

Available for checkout:

Specialty Boards

  • ECFMG®–Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    Through its program of certification, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter residency or fellowship programs in the United States that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Surgery Board Reviews and ACGME Core Competencies
    AccessSurgery, a subscription available to UVa affiliates via the Health Sciences Library’s website, offers review materials derived from current surgery board review texts.
  • Ebooks via Ebrary
    Electronic versions of some of the most popular test review books, including books from the PreTest and FirstAid series can be viewed using free, downloadable software available at http://shop.ebrary.com/Download. The Ebrary reader is also available on all Health Sciences Library computers.

Available for checkout:

  • Emergency medicine secrets
    [edited by] Vincent J. Markovchick, Peter T. Pons. (2006)
    RC86.9 .M37 ON RESERVE, CIRCULATING COPY ALSO AVAILABLE
  • ICU recall
    senior editor, Curtis G. Tribble; editor, Jeffrey T. Cope. (1997)
    RC86.9 .I38
  • Neurology recall
    James Q. Miller, Nathan B. Fountain. (2003)
    RC343.5 .M55
  • Orthopedic secrets
    [edited by] David E. Brown, Randall D. Neumann. (1995)
    RD732.6 .O78
  • Pediatrics recall
    Eugene D. McGahren, III, William G. Wilson. (1997)
    RJ48.2 .M37
  • Primary care cardiology: a board review for internists and family practitioners
    Taylor, George Jesse. (1995)
    RC681 .T39
  • Urology secrets
    [edited by] Martin I. Resnick, Andrew C.Novick. (1995)
  • RC872 .U78

NCLEX

  • NCLEX Review 3500
    NCLEX test preparation software available for use on all Health Sciences Library public Windows computer workstations.
  • NCLEX discussion forum from allnurses.com 
    Large online nursing community offers discussion on over 350 topics. Registration is required but access is free.
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) 
    The primary responsibility of the NCLEX Examinations Department of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is the development, delivery and support of the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® examinations. Their official site provides links to several free resources about the exams.
  • Ebooks via Ebrary 
    Electronic versions of some of the most popular test review books can be viewed using free, downloadable software available at http://shop.ebrary.com/Download. The Ebrary reader is also available on all Health Sciences Library computers.
  • Ebooks via STAT!Ref
    Electronic versions of specific test review books are available via the Health Sciences Library’s STAT!Ref subscription. Connection via Proxy is required for off-Grounds access to the following titles:
    Davis’s NCLEX-RN® SUCCESS and Davis’s NCLEX-PN Review

Available for checkout:

Nursing Certification

  • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
    This website provides information on the process of applying to CGFNS to certify your credentials and/or evaluate your qualifications to seek employment or higher education as a nurse or other health care professional in the US.

Available for checkout:

Available on Kindles for checkout:

  • NCLEX-RN practice questions (2008, Second Edition).
  • CNOR exam practice questions : CNOR practice tests & exam review for CNOR exam.
  • AACN certification and core review for high acuity and critical care.
  • Pediatric nurse exam secrets : study guide, your key to exam success.
  • CCRN : certification for adult critical care nurses, proven tools to help you pass the test.
  • Lippincott’s review for medical-surgical nursing certification.
  • Pediatric CCRN exam practice questions : CCRN practice test & exam review for critical care nurses certification examinations.
  • Merenstein & Gardener’s handbook of neonatal intensive care.
  • PCCN Exam practice questions : PCCN practice tests & review for the Progressive Care Certified Nurse Exam.
  • Certification review for perianesthesia nursing.
  • Cardiac/vascular nurse exam practice questions (first set).
  • CNRN exam secrets study guide : CNRN test review for the certified neuroscience registered nurse exam.
  • Medical interview : mastering skills for clinical practice.
  • Ambulatory care nursing exam secrets study guide : ambulatory nurse test review for the ambulatory care nursing exam.
  • Nurse executive practice test questions.
  • Core curriculum for maternal-newborn nursing.
  • CCTN exam secrets study guide : CCTN test review for the certified clinical transplant nurse examination.
  • CNN exam secrets study guide : CNN test review for the certified nephrology nurse exam.
  • Psychiatric Nursing : PMNH certification review.
  • NCLEX-RN practice questions (2013, Fourth edition).
  • 997 practice questions with rationale for gerontological nurse certification.
  • Neonatal intensive care nursing certification review : certification in neonatal intensive care nursing book 1.

 

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