Improve your skills so you can quickly find information for your classes or when you work with patients!
The UB Libraries subscribe to many biomedical databases, each with their own unique search screen. Understanding how to navigate, learning more about the content, and figuring out how to run a search can be challenging when you are strapped for time. Watch these short videos for quick overviews that can help you get started:
AccessMedicine (4:51) – contains a comprehensive variety of materials including leading medical textbooks like Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, quick reference tools, drug information, multimedia, cases, self-assessment, and patient education materials. Check out Diagnosaurus, a differential diagnosis tool.
ClinicalKey (4:22) – clinical and advanced basic science information that you can search and browse to locate content from books, journals, guidelines, multimedia, and much more covering 30 specialties. Includes point of care information. Look for First Consult content.
Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (3:24) – consists of seven different evidence based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
MEDLINE (5:23) – the U.S. National Library of Medicine premier bibliographic database that contains more than 22 million references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine and health.
PubMed (5:32) – a database of citations for biomedical literature that contains citations from MEDLINE, plus several million other citations.
UpToDate (3:11) – a clinical resource that combines broad coverage of adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery, and pediatrics. UpToDate is a useful resource if you need quick answers. This resource is only available from computers located on campus or at select hospital locations.
Web of Science (4:28) – a multidisciplinary citation tracking database that can help you can trace an idea over time using citations and cited references. In addition, you can identify highly cited articles.
If you have any questions or suggestions for other videos, please feel free to contact Nell Aronoff , 716-829-5735.