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Primary Care Subject Guide

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Online Journals

Online Books

Clinical Databases

Ovid Top Articles

A sample of the online journals available in primary care include:

To locate all online journals available to you, search your local library.

A sample of the online books available in primary care include:

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Case Files Family Medicine - Eugene C. Toy 
Publication Date: 2016
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Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Family Medicine - Jeannette E. South-Paul
Publication Date: 2020
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Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine - Dan L. Longo 
Publication Date: 2018
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Textbook of Family Medicine - Robert Rakel
Publication Date: 2016

To locate all online books available to you, search your local library.

  • AccessMedicine

    This innovative online resource provides students, residents, clinicians and all health professionals with access to more than 60 medical titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, thousands of images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, a comprehensive search platform, and the ability to download content to a mobile device.

  • Clinical Key

    This clinical search engine includes access to full text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia. Contains Elsevier published content of 521 journals, 900+ clinical texts, procedure videos and much more.

  • Cochrane Library
    The Cochrane Library is a systematic reviews resource and includes the following:
  • Pubmed

    PubMed provides over 23 million citations for biomedical literature, including MEDLINE, life science journals and ebooks.

  • UpToDate (use if on the VA computer network)

    UpToDate is a guided evidence-based, clinical decision-making solution with dynamic and interactive algorithms as well as lab monographs. UpToDate Pathways is comprised of interactive algorithms that provide clinical recommendations tailored to each patient, and address common, chronic, and sometimes complex conditions with multiple management, diagnoses, or treatment options. UpToDate Lab Interpretation contains monographs and algorithms that guide you to more quickly and accurately interpret and decide on next steps for lab results out of the normal range.
    For remote access use https://www.uptodate.com with your UTD username/password. Tip Sheet for CME/Remote Access Registration

  • VisualDX

    VisualDx is an visual-based differential diagnosis tool designed for the point of care. Search by disease or quickly build a differential based on chief complaint, medication, or travel finding. Includes more than 40,000 images and 2,700 diseases across general medicine.

Please check with your local library for additional databases in your subject area.