Surgery Subject Guide - VHA National Desktop Library
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Surgery Subject Guide

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Online Journals

Online Books

Clinical Databases

Study Guides

Ovid Top Articles

Library Curated Articles

A sample of the online journals available in surgery include:

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

A sample of the online books available in surgery include:

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Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Surgery - Gerard M. Doherty
Publication Date: 2020
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Maingot's Abdominal Operations - Michael J. Zinner
Publication Date: 2019
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Sabiston Textbook of Surgery - Courtney M. Townsend
Publication Date: 2017
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Schwartz's Principles of Surgery - Seymour Schwartz
Publication Date: 2019
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Trauma - Kenneth L. Mattox
Publication Date: 2017
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Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations - Robert M. Zollinger, Jr.
Publication Date: 2016

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

  • AccessSurgery

    This is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the accepted ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context.

  • Anatomy.tv

    Anatomy.tv (Primal Pictures) allows you to explore human anatomy in a 3D interactive model. Interact with anatomy by peeling away layers, rotating models, and reconstructing layers back to their original structure. Compare 3D images to MRI slices to aid in diagnosis and management of injuries. Anatomy.tv includes Systemic Anatomy, Regional Anatomy, Primal Interactive Human: The 3D Real-time Body, Sports Injuries Series, Surgery Series and Specialty Titles.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

Library Staff know how busy you are. In an effort to keep you abreast of current literature, articles from journals available to you from the national VA library collection have been scanned to create the list hyperlinked below. This list is updated monthly.