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Clinical Reference Portal

This portal is designed to help anyone who works in a clinical field and/or is involved in patient care. Using this portal, users will find online clinical textbooks, databases for searching biomedical literature, resources to locate the value of a lab test, and much more.

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Acronyms and Abbreviations

   All that JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources

Clinical Literature Databases

Clinical Literature Databases

Coding Resources

   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5®, 5th ed., 2013 (PsychiatryOnline) [Electronic Book]

Drugs and Pharmacology

   Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (Orange Book) [Electronic Book]
   Drug Index (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)
   Lexicomp Online
   Natural & Alternative Treatments (EBSCO)

Finding Physicians

   AMA DoctorFinder
   American Board of Medical Specialties
   Dallas County Medical Society Physician Finder
   Texas Cancer Data Center - Physician Search
   WebMD Physician Directory


Practice Guidelines Portal

Health and Medicine Directories

   Accredited Medical Schools of the U.S. and Canada
   American Board of Medical Specialties

Key Resources

       Clinical Evidence Portal
   Harrison's Online, 18th ed., 2012 (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Harrison's Online, 19th ed., 2015 (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Ovid Portal (UT Southwestern)
   UpToDate® Online

Laboratory Tests

   Body Mass Index Calculator
   Lab Tests Online
   Laboratory Directory & GeneReviews
   Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 6th ed., 2012 (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]

Medical Dictionaries

   BioTech Life Sciences Dictionary
   Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary: MedlinePlus
   Online Medical Dictionary


   Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice, 7th ed., 2011 (eBooks on EBSCOhost) [Electronic Book]
   CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
   Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition (EBSCO)
   Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, 10th ed., 2013 (Books@Ovid) [Electronic Book]
   Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses, 2008 (NCBI) [Electronic Book]