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Principles of internal medicine. Self-assessment and board review.
19th edition

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic basis of disease. Ninth edition. [9th ed.]

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Color atlas and synopsis of clinical dermatology. Eighth edition.
[8th ed.]


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A point-of-care clinical information
resource containing succinct and aggressively updated clinical topic

Provides fulltext access to Lane’s resources.

Includes the MEDLINE database, which contains coverage of over
5000 journals and more than 25 million citations for biomedical
articles, including, but not limited to, clinical trials, systematic
reviews, case reports, and clinical practice guidelines.

Lane RSS feeds (Really Simple
A medical search
engine provides access to 9,000 medical and procedural videos, 1,000
books and over.
All online issues of
the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Nature, the international weekly journal of
New England Journal of
Searchable databasesLane Library’s DocXpress service obtains
article and book chapter PDFs as well as print book loans from other
libraries at no cost to School of Medicine affiliated users as well
as scans PDFs of articles or book chapters from Lane’s print
collection for a small fee.

Derived from Current
Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
, AccessMedicine’s Quick
Medical Diagnosis & Treatment
provides topic reviews with key
diagnostic and treatment features for more than 500 diseases.

A repository of
medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics,
pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care,
and more.

Continuously expanding, all databases in the repository
contain the latest editions of selected medical titles.

MicroMedex: Premier pharmaceutical
information source containing multiple databases and drug reference
tools. Of particular value is DRUGDEX Evaluations, one of the most
comprehensive drug sources available.
Plus is a clinical information resource used to answer questions
quickly at the point-of-care. Easy-to-interpret Levels of
help clinicians rapidly determine the quality of the
available evidence.

Biomedical and pharmacological
abstracting and indexing database of published literature, by
Elsevier. Embase® contains over 32 million records from over 8,500
currently published journals (1947-present) and is noteworthy for
its extensive coverage of the international pharmaceutical and
alternative/complementary medicine literature.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation
database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and
conference proceedings.
A drug
information resource containing: American Hospital Formulary System
(AHFS), drug formulary for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH)
and Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC), Lexi-Drugs (adverse
reactions, dosage and administration, mechanism of action, storage,
use, and administration information), Lexi-Calc, Lexi-ID, Lexi-I.V.
Compatibility (King Guide), Lexi-Interact, and Lexi-PALS.
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied
Health Literature (CINAHL) contains coverage of nursing and allied
health literature.
A knowledge
database that provides access to topic reviews based on over 6000
clinically relevant articles. The evidence-based content, updated
regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical
Provides critical
assessments of systematic reviews compiled from a variety of medical
Selects from the biomedical
literature original studies and systematic reviews that are
immediately clinically relevant and then summarizes these articles in
an enhanced abstract with expert commentary.

coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social
sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international
proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences.

Includes cited reference searching, citation maps, and an
analyze tool.

systematic reviews that summarize the effects of interventions and
makes a determination whether the intervention is efficacious or

Cochrane reviews are created through a strict process of
compiling and analyzing data from multiple randomized control trials
to ensure comprehensiveness and reliability.

Provides systematic coverage of the
psychological literature from the 1800s to the present through
articles, book chapters and dissertations.
Clinical Evidence. A clinical information tool built around
systematic reviews summarizing the current state of knowledge about
prevention and treatment of clinical conditions.
PIER (Physicians’ Information and Education
Resource) is a Web-based decision-support tool designed for rapid
point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for
primary care physicians.
Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) provides access to
300,000 controlled trials that have been identified the Cochrane
Provides drug
information targeted for patients.
continually updating drug monograph.
The National Guideline
Clearinghouse (NGC): A comprehensive database of evidence-based
clinical practice guidelines and related documents.
MedlinePlus: A repository of health
information from the National Library of Medicine. Links are from
trusted sites. No advertising, no endorsement of commercial companies
or products
CareNotes via MicroMedex: Patient education handouts customized by
LPCH clinical staff
Lab Advisor: Evidence based laboratory test information
A drug database organized by generic
name, trade name and drug class.
Stanford Hospital Formulary.
goldmine of trusted consumer health information from the world’s
largest medical library.
A trusted
source of expert advice for and about kids, providing the information
necessary to help patients and parents understand their unique needs.
Provides patient handouts from the
American Academy of Family Physician.
to the Stanford Health Library for patients.
provides access to over 5,000 eBooks many of which provide helpful
background material that will prepare you to better tackle primary

broadest eBook package; covers all sciences, as well as technology
(including software), medicine, and humanities.

In addition to covering Wiley and Springer, MyiLibrary is also
the only provider for Oxford and Cambridge University Press titles.
No seat restrictions.

collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly by
concept, and linked to terms in PubMed abstracts.

A web-based, decision support system
for infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and
antimicrobial chemotherapy. The database, updated weekly, currently
includes 337 diseases, 224 countries, 1,147 microbial taxa and 306
antibacterial (-fungal, -parasitic, -viral) agents and vaccines.

Over 10,000 notes outline the status of specific infections
within each country.

Nursing Evidence-Based Practice
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a life-long problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from well-designated studies (i.e. external evidence) and integrates it with a patient’s preferences and values and a clinician’s expertise, which includes internal evidence gathered from patient data. [1]

Melnyk, BM. et al. (2014). The Establishment of Evidence-Based Practice Competencies for Practicing Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Nurses in Real-World Clinical Settings: Proficiencies to Improve Healthcare Quality, Reliability, Patient Outcomes, and Costs. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 11(1), 5-15.

VisualDx is a decision
support system that allows clinicians to build a patient-specific
differential, search by diagnosis, or review medication-related

VisualDX Rash WorkupHealth
education and information about illnesses, diseases and conditions
provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Critical appraisals of new
drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases.
Micromedex CareNotes for SHC
delivers patient education materials across the continuum of care —
including pre-care, inpatient, discharge, emergency department,
ambulatory, and wellness education. CareNotes are available in both
English and Spanish.
key resource for information on dietary supplements, natural
medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
Excellent source for checking interactions.
Limit your PubMed search to Cochrane
, AHRQ Evidence Reports, BMJ
Clinical Evidence topics
, FPIN Clinical Inquiries,and
ACP Journal Club article reviews.
A specialized
PubMed search geared towards helping clinicians quickly access
systematic reviews.
specialized PubMed search geared towards helping clinicians quickly
access clinical trials.
Using the
links on this site will get you directly to the ICPSR
(Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) and
the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.  Stanford is a
member of both.  If you create an individual account with your
Stanford affiliation, you will be able to download available datasets
on these sites.
Population health
science requires scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds
to combine their knowledge and expertise to answer questions that
individual disciplines alone cannot. The Interdisciplinary
Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) was founded to
bring them all together.
health protects and improves the health of individuals, families,
communities, and populations, locally and globally.
mission of the Population Health Alliance is to advance the
principles of population health improvement, so they become pillars
of our healthcare system.

Downloadable images &
radiographs, videos of diagnostics & procedures.
3D interactive human anatomy (zoom,
rotate, view layers) supplemented with MRIs, X-rays, videos.

to 1 simultaneous user; be sure to logoff when done.
Radiological images: search by
findings, anatomy, imaging technique, patient age, sex.
David Lee Bassett MD (1913-1966), a
professor in the Department of Anatomy at Stanford University School
of Medicine, pioneered innovations in dissection to create this
comprehensive set of three-dimensional human anatomy photographs.
An interactive atlas of human anatomy;
over 40 modules covering the full body.
68,600 images and videos, 400+
step-by-step illustrated procedures, simultaneous search across
Thieme’s journals, e-books, and PubMed.

Limited to 19
simultaneous users.
Designed to teach or review human
anatomy; turn labels on/off, some quizzing.
edition of An Atlas of illustrations and radiologic images provides
views and perspectives that elucidate complex anatomic relationships.

Incorporates muscle tables as quick look-up appendices.
Database of must-know cases
covering every radiology subspecialty; clearly annotated images to
identify key findings at-a-glance.
“Images” tab; search over 2 million images covering these subject
areas: Biochemistry, Dentistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology,
Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nursing & Health
Professions, Veterinary Science & Medicine
A presentation tool with
thousands of stunning illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy
et al.’s Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd Edition, and other Thieme titles.
Archive of medical images of cancer for free
public download. Images are organized as “Collections”, e.g., disease
(lung cancer, etc.), image modality (MRI, CT, etc.) or research
focus. DICOM file format.

Earn unlimited AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. To earn CME
credits, you must access this page through Epic.

  1. Click this UpToDate link
  2. Enter your registration info (first time only)
  3. Earn CME credits by reading articles related to patient
    care when using any UpToDate link or search from this portal
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AMA PRA Category 1 Credits available. eMedicine has changed
CME accreditors and is now using Medscape CME.

  1. Users must register in Medscape once & login with your
    password (Medscape CME accounts/logins will remain the same during
    the transition from eMedicine)
  2. Start by choosing Medscape
    CME specialties
  3. More »»

Must enter through this gateway URL and register. The Medical
Letter or Treatment Guidelines designates this educational activity
for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s). Earn up to 50
credits of CME/CE per year per user.

  1. Click on Continuing Education on left
  2. Type your email address in the box below & either
    enroll for the first time or sign in to obtain credit
  3. Begin

Credits available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for a maximum of
10 Credits for each 150 questions tested & reviewed. Maximum of
40 credits for this activity.

  1. Register once (First Time Registration, bottom)
  2. Click CME on left nav to get started
  3. Take exams on selected topics
  4. Begin

Users must register to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

  1. Click on Continuing Education Home on left
  2. Create a CE ID Number and register once, or if you
    already have one, enter it to sign-in
  3. You can take courses, and get your Statements of
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