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Clinical Reference Portal

The Clinical Reference Portal is designed to assist the busy clinician with accessing and using Library resources in support of patient care, quality improvement, and research initiatives. Resources include online journals and clinical textbooks, point-of-care and biomedical databases, calculators, drug and laboratory reference tools, patient education resources, and much more.

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Key Resources

   Case Files® Collection (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Wiley)
   Embase®: 1974 to the Present (Ovid)
   Evidence-Based Practice Portal
   Ovid Portal (UT Southwestern)
   PsycINFO: 1987 to the Present (Ovid)
   UpToDate® Online

Acronyms and Abbreviations

   All that JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources
   Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations, 7th ed., 2016 (ClinicalKey) [Electronic Book]


   EBMcalc3000 (STAT!Ref)
   Lexicomp Calculators
   MICROMEDEX Calculators
   UpToDate Calculators

Coding Resources

   Current Procedure Codes with RVUs, 2018 (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]
   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-5®, 5th ed., 2013 (PsychiatryOnline) [Electronic Book]
   ICD Diagnosis Codes Conversion Tool (STAT!Ref)
   ICD Procedure Codes Conversion Tool (STAT!Ref)
   ICD-10-CM: Clinical Modification, 2019 (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]
   ICD-10-PCS: Procedure Coding System, 2019 (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]

Drugs and Pharmacology

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

Electronic Books

In addition to the following fundamental books, search the Library's complete collection of electronic books in the Library catalog.

   Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 12th ed., 2017 (LWW Health Library) [Electronic Book]
   Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, 58th ed., 2018 (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2019 (ClinicalKey) [Electronic Book]
   Goldman-Cecil Medicine, 25th ed., 2016 (ClinicalKey) [Electronic Book]
   Harrison's Online, 19th ed., 2015 (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Merck Manual Professional Version (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]

Electronic Journals

In addition to the following top electronic journals, search the Library's comprehensive journals collection in Ejournals A to Z.

   JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
   New England Journal of Medicine : NEJM

Evidence-Based Practice

   Evidence-Based Practice Portal

Finding Physicians

   AMA DoctorFinder
   American Board of Medical Specialties
   Dallas County Medical Society Physician Finder
   DocFinder (Administrators in Medicine)
   Texas Cancer Information - Physicians


       Practice Guidelines Portal

Health and Medicine Directories

   American Board of Medical Specialties
   LCME Medical School Directory

Laboratory Tests

   Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., 2017 (AccessMedicine) [Electronic Book]
   Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests: Organized Alphabetically, 3rd ed., 2014 (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]
   Lab Tests Online
   NCBI Genetic Testing Registry (GTR)

Medical Dictionaries

   Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary: MedlinePlus
   Stedman's Medical Dictionary (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]
   Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23nd ed., 2017 (STAT!Ref) [Electronic Book]

Patient Education

   Consumer Health Information in Many Languages Resources
   Easy-to-Read Health and Medical Sites
   MedlinePlus: Trusted Health Information for You