Medical Students

Subject Guide Editor

John Reazer

Welcome, Medical Students!
This Guide for Medical Students has been created by professional librarians at the Louis Calder Memorial Library to provide essential information for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students in the different programs (MD, MD/MPH, MD/PHD).

Access to online resources is automatic from any computer on campus.  To access resources remotely, please use your CaneID and Password (Single Sign On Authentication).  For issues related to your CaneID, please contact UM IT at 305-243-5999.

Visit the Louis Calder Memorial Library website to access resources! 

If you should need additional information, please contact any of the professional librarians listed on this site or call the Calder Library Main Reference Help Line by phone at 305-243-6648 or via text or email to: (Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

We hope you have a very successful medical education!  Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance!  We look forward to hearing from you! 



uSearch provides access to:

Electronic Resources:  Find articles, book chapters, books, and more (uSearch-Electronic Resources)

Everything:  Find all electronic and print resources in all UM libraries  (uSearch-Everything)

Library Catalog:  Find print books and more at the Medical Libraries and all UM Libraries!  (uSearch-Library Catalog)
Try it now! 

The e-Books Database is designed to provide quick and easy access to the online book collection.

Find Book & e-Books
How to find Resources in the Library

Use uSearch (boxes below) to find all resources available in all University of Miami libraries.

More Options

Locating Materials in the Library and Online
Links to other relevant resources for medical students
MEDLINE Databases
Decision-Making Support Databases: Find Background and Foreground Information
Search the Calder Library List of Databases
Drug Information

It is called drug information, medication information, or drug informatics. It's really the discovery, use, and management of information in the use of medications. Drug information covers the gamut from identification, cost, and pharmacokinetics to dosage and adverse effects. You may also need information about the body, health, or diseases in order to better utilize the drug information.



When writing a bibliography, remember that the purpose is to communicate to the reader, in a standardized manner, the sources that you have used in sufficient detail to be identified.


Managing Reference, Citations, & Bibliographies
Miller School and Internet Resources for Students
The Steps of Practicing EBM

The steps of practicing EBM:

1. Ask a focused question.

2. Track down the evidence

3. Critically appraise evidence for its validity, effect size, precision

4. Apply the evidence in practice:

  • amalgamate the valid evidence with other relevant information (values & preferences, clinical/health issues, & system issues)
  • implement the decision in practice

Source: Center for Evidence Based Medicine

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?
The Personal Librarian Program (PLP) has been created by professional Medical Librarians at the Louis Calder Memorial Library as a way to reach out to students on the medical campus.  The program matches students with a librarian as they enroll in medical school.  Assignments are made according to the Academic Societies to which students are assigned as they are accepted in any of the medical school programs.  Personal Librarians will serve as a point of contact for the library.

Your Personal Librarian will provide you with the following information throughout your stay at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine:

New resources and/or services in the Library:

  •    New acquisitions (databases, book collections, etc.)
  •    Special Library hours during exams and holidays
  •    New study areas, facilities, or services

Answer questions about Library services, policies, and procedures and other Library-related information:

  •    Circulation (checking out a book, downloading e-Books, Reserve Collection, etc.)
  •    Document Delivery (finding e-journals, ordering articles through Interlibrary Loans, etc.)
  •    Remote Access instructions
  •    Mobile access to resources/creating personal accounts in databases, etc.

Assistance finding information for research projects:

  •    Articulating good research and/or clinical queries
  •    Identifying the best databases to search
  •    Using citation managers (EndNote, RefWorks, and/or Mendeley)
  •    Finding additional resources

Personal Librarians will not:

  •    Make copies of articles for students
  •    Perform literature searches that have been assigned to students
  •    Do students' assignments for them

Academic Societies and Personal Librarians:

Academic Society        Personal Librarian         
Adler-Everitt  Carmen Bou-Crick
Asclepius Carmen Bou-Crick
Blackwell Carmen Bou-Crick
Courvoisier John Reynolds
Cushing John Reynolds
Harvey John Reynolds
Hunter John Reazer
Imhotep John Reazer
Laennec John Reazer
Roentgen Zsuzsanna Nemeth
Schweitzer Zsuzsanna Nemeth
Virchow Zsuzsanna Nemeth

Alternate Personal Librarian:

Ms. Erica Powell will be available when the Personal Librarian assigned cannot assist students.

Meet your Personal Librarians:  



    Carmen Bou-Crick, MSLS, AHIP
    Academic Societies:  Adler-Everitt, Asclepius, Blackwell, Courvoisier
    Contact information: 
    Telephone 305-243-1967

    eMail or Text Messages:
    Calder Medical Library, Room 1012

    1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136




    Zsuzsanna Nemeth, MLS
    Academic Societies:  Harvey, Roentgen, Schweitzer, Virchow

    Contact Information: 
    Telephone:  305-243-9505

    eMail or Text Messages:
    Calder Medical Library, Room 1021-C

    1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136




     John Reazer, MSLIS
     Academic Societies: Hunter, Imhotep, Laennec
     Contact Information:
     Telephone:  305-243-3999
     eMail or Text Messages:
     Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1035 
     1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136

Picture: John Reynolds


     John Reynolds, MSLIS
     Academic Societies: Courvoisier, Cushing, Harvey
     Contact Information:
     Telephone:  305-243-5439
     eMail or Text Messages:
     Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room
     1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136




    Erica Powell, MLIS
    Alternate Personal Librarian
    Contact Information:
    Telephone:  305-243-6931
    eMail or Text Messages:
    Address:  Calder Medical Library, Room 1011-B

    1601 NW 10th Ave., Miami, FL 33136