ClinicalKey [Resource of the Week]

ClinicalKeyClinicalKey is an Elsevier product which bills itself as a clinical search engine for point of care settings. Product details and related information from the publisher may be found here.


Start searching at the home page with a word or short phrase.
Use the drop down menu All Types to limit the results if desired.


The source types will appear in the results if none are selected in the search.
They include

  • Books selected from Elsevier medical and surgical products
  • Journal Articles (PubMed@UT has better searching options)
    • Medline Abstracts including the UT FindIt link
    • Full text articles from select Elsevier journals
  • First Consult articles –  largely systematic reviews from the Cochrane Collaboration
  • Drug Monographs from the Elsevier product Clinical Pharmacology
  • Guidelines from journals, and also professional and government agencies
  • Patient Education handouts which may be customized
  • Images selected from Elsevier books and journals
  • Videos including medical procedures

Registration (free!) allows for these special features: saving content, search history, and saved searches.

One may also create PowerPoint presentations with images from the saved content.

Two caveats:

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Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination [Resource of the Week]


Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

The Physical Examination Videos are spread over 18 units starting with separate head-to-toe assessments for four different age groups. The remaining 10 units cover groupings as skin; head,eyes, ears; thorax and lungs; abdomen; genitalia; and nervous system.



The 15 OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations) help you prepare for these examinations by testing your clinical reasoning skills. In each video you will observe a clinical encounter and be given the opportunity to develop an assessment, or differential diagnosis, and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup.


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Access Medicine – More than books! [Resource of the Week]

Access Medicine does include over 130 textbooks including

But DIK Access Medicine also includes


2 Minute Medicine® (abbreviated 2MM) is an expert physician publishing group founded out of Harvard Medical School that provides concise, curated, and authoritative medical reports of breaking medical literature as well as seminal studies in medicine.

DDx through Diagnosaurus

Practice Guidelines in Primary Care  and Inpatient Medicine

Multimedia options as

Cases including specific cases, acid-base disturbances, and a Family Medicine Review

Study Tools as Review Questions, Flashcards, and a game

Not finding needed information at Access Medicine?
Check out the Medical Students’ Resource Library Guide,
other Medicine Library guides, or consult with a Mulford Librarian.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2018 Hours

Mulford will be open the following hours for Memorial Day weekend:

Saturday:  8:00 am – 9:00 pm (regular extended hours)
Sunday: 8:00 am – midnight (regular extended hours)
Monday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (reduced hours)

On Tuesday, we will be back on regular extended hours and open at 7:00 am.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month – News & Resources




The Library Guide April is Alcohol Awareness Month includes links for researchers, health care professionals, and all.

A sampling


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Mulford Library Hours expanded starting April 1


The Mulford Library is pleased to announce upcoming extended hours for your studying convenience!

Extended hours for USMLE Step 1 preparation: Starting Sunday, April 1, the Mulford Library will be opening earlier. Mondays-Fridays, we will be opening at 7:00 am. On Saturdays and Sundays, we will be opening at 8:00 am. We will have reduced hours on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28: 11:00 am-7:00 pm

April 1-June 10: M-F, we will be opening at 7:00 am; Sa-Su, we will be opening at 8:00 am (for the M2 students’ USMLE Step 1 prep).

Extended hours for spring semester finals week: Mulford Library will be closing one hour later for finals week. Saturday, April 28, we will close at 10:00 pm. Sunday, April 29-Thursday, May 3, we will close at 1:00 am.

April 28-May 3: we will be staying open an hour later for spring semester finals exam week: Saturday , staying open until 10 pm, Sunday-Thursday , staying open until 1 am




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Noise alert: Thursday, March 1

On Thursday, March 1, movers will be removing some furniture from the library. The movers know that then need to be as quiet as possible, but be aware that they will be some noise. We apologize in advance for any disruption.

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Mulford Library Hours for Spring Break

Mulford will be open our regular hours all throughout the many and various spring break weeks at the University of Toledo.
(Ranging from Feb 24 to April 2!)

We wish everyone safe and relaxing times!

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Opioid Resoures – Treatment, Statistics, and more

From the Oct 5, 2017 National Library of Medicine Webinar
Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders

–NLM has an Addiction and Treatment Portal

The Portal contains useful information about many topics related to substance use disorder such as:

Understanding Addiction

Opioid Overdose

Opioid Drugs

Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

Opioid Prescribing

Pregnancy, Opioid Use, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome


Data, Trends, & Statistics

Topic-related Searches of National Library of Medicine Resources


—NLM also has a tool called “Pillbox”  that can help you identify pills


—-Lastly, the New England Region has launched a new Graphic Medicine Book Club Kit program. Graphic Medicine is a term that describes stories written in a visual format, similar to a comic book. Graphic novels can be very effective communication tools for topics that are difficult to discuss. The book club kits are a great programming tool for high school student and adult groups. For example, some of the Graphic Novel book club kits NNLM NER has available to borrow are about subjects like Addiction, Mental Illness, and Aging. The book club kits are free and have multiple copies of the graphic novels and a discussion guide with NLM resources relating to the novel. For more information about the Graphic Novel Book Club kits, here is the link


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Sierra and associated library services down

[Just in from our systems librarian…UT Sierra and some associated programs seem to be working, however …It looks like email is not being sent from Sierra. It means notices cannot go out or records that you email to yourself.  She opened a high priority ticket for this.]

UT Sierra (which includes remote access of library materials, item requests ) upgrade should be done by 11:00 today, Friday January 1st. We will update this post when the upgrade is compete.

In the meantime as OhioLINK requesting, checkout, remote authentication and ILLiad (patron requesting) are down.
The discovery layer and OhioLINK catalogs are working. You can view our local materials, but you just can’t request or connect to our old classic catalog.

Please do not hesitate to contact a Mulford Librarian with any questions. (

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