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The goals of this guide are to: 

  • Provide essential information for new and current medical students. 
  • Inform and assist medical students access essential resources through the Calder Library. 

This guide is intended for medical students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It has information about both on-campus and online resources available to medical students. 

You may navigate this guide by using the links on the Table of Contents at the left or by using the Tabs on top of each page. 

Subject Guide Editor

Barbara M. Sorondo

  • Head of Learning, Research, and Clinical Information Services
  • (305) 243-9505

Kelsa Bartley

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Cover of Abdominal Imaging        Abdominal Imaging (2017)

Product DetailsAll about Your Eyes (2006)

Product DetailsAtlas of Human Anatomy (2014)

Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 14th Edition Kindle Edition               Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (2018)

                       Basic Ophthalmology (2010)

Cover of Basics of Anesthesia           Basics of Anesthesia (2018)

Product Details  Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (2003)
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking- newer 12th edition available

Product DetailsBehavioral Science in Medicine (2004)
Behavioral Science in Medicine- newer 2nd edition available in library

          Berkowitz's Pediatrics (2014) or Berkowitz's Pediatrics (2014)

       Biochemistry (Lippincott Illustrated Review Series) (2017)

Bradley's neurology in clinical practiceBradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice (2015)

Product DetailsBRC Cell Biololgy and Histology (2011)

Cardiovascular Physiology (2018)

Case Files Pediatrics, Fifth EditionCase Files Pediatrics
Product DetailsCecil Essentials of Medicine (1990)- 2nd edition
Cecil Essentials of Medicine- newer 9th edition available in library

Product DetailsCecil Essentials of Medicine (1997)- 4th edition
Cecil Essentials of Medicine- newer 9th edition available in library

Cell physiologyCell Physiology (2006)

Product DetailsClinical Dermatology (2016)

Product DetailsClinical Epidemiology (2005)
Clinical Epidemiology- newer 5th edition available in library

Clinical Neurology (2018)

Clinically oriented anatomyClinically Oriented Anatomy (2014)

Product DetailsCurrent Diagnosis & Treatment Psychiatry (2008)

Current medical diagnosis & treatment 2017Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (2017)

Product DetailsCurrent Surgical Therapy (2001)
Current Surgical Therapy- newer 11th edition available electronically

DeGowin's Diagnostic ExaminationDeGowin's Diagnostic Examination (2015)

Product DetailsDrugs for the Heart (2009)
Drugs for the Heart- newer 8th edition available electronically

Product DetailsEndocrine Physiology (2013)

Product DetailsEssential Clinical Neuroanatomy (2015)

Essentials of clinical geriatricsEssentials of Clinical Geriatrics (2013)

Product DetailsEssentials of Family Medicine (2012)

Essentials of General Surgery (2013)

 Evidence-based medicine : how to practice and teach EBMEvidence-Based Medicine - Sackett (2000)

Evidence-based medicine : how to practice and teach itEvidence-Based Medicine - Straus (2010)

Evidence-based physical diagnosisEvidence-Based Physical Diagnosis (2012)

Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology (2020)

Cover of Gastrointestinal PhysiologyGastrointestinal Physiology (2019)

Greenfield's Surgery : Scientific Principles and PracticeGreenfield's  Surgery (2017)

Greenspan's basic & clinical endocrinologyGreenspan's Basic and Clinical Endocrinology (2011)

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (2020)

Yamada's handbook of gastroenterologyHandbook of Gastroenterology (2013)

Product DetailsHandbook of Neurosurgery (2010)

Harriet Lane HandbookHarriet Lane Handbook (Johns Hopkins Hospital) (2018)

Product DetailsHarrison's Endocrinololgy (2013)

Product DetailsHarrison's Principles of Internal Medicine (2005)
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine- newer 19th edition available electronically

Product DetailsHistology (2011)

Product DetailsHuman Genetics (2012)

Product DetailsImmune System (2009)

Product DetailsJunqueira's Basic Histology (2015)
Junqueira's Basic Histology- newer 15th edition available electronically

Product DetailsKaplan and Sadock's Study Guide and Self-examination Review in Psychiatry (2003)
Kaplan and Sadock's Study Guide and Self-examination Review in Psychiatry- newer 9th edition available in library

Katzung & Trevor's Pharmacology (2019)

Langman's Medical Embryology (2019)

Learning Radiology (2014)

Localization in Clinical NeurologyLocalization in Clinical Neurology (2011)

Product DetailsLookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology (2013)

Product DetailsMcMinn and Abrahams' Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy (2013)

Product DetailsMedical Microbiology (2005)
Medical Microbiology- newer 8th edition available electronically

Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach (2011)

Cover of Medical PhysiologyMedical Physiology (2017)

Cover of Miller's AnesthesiaMiller's Anesthesia (2020)

Product DetailsMKSAP for Students 2 (2003)

Product DetailsMKSAP for Students 3 (2005)

Nelson Textbook of PediatricsNelson Textbook of Pediatrics (2016)

Cover of Netter's Clinical AnatomyNetter's Clinical Anatomy (2019)

Netter's Correlative Imaging Cardiothoracic Anatomy (2013)

Product DetailsNeuroanatomy through Clinical Cases (2002)
Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases- newer 2nd edition also available in library

Product DetailsNeurology: an Illustrated Colour Text (2010)

Product DetailsNeuroscience (2008)
Neuroscience- newer 5th edition also available in library

NMS pediatricsNMS Pediatrics (2009)

Product DetailsNMS Surgery (2008)
NMS Surgery- newer 6th edition also available in library

Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014)

Operative surgeryOperative Surgey (2006)

Product DetailsPathophysiology of Dermatologic Diseases (1991)

Product DetailsPathophysiology of Heart Disease (2011)
Pathophysiology of Heart Disease- newer 6th edition available electronically

Physician's guide to end-of-life carePhysician's Guide to End-of-life Care (2001)

Physiology (2018)
Physiology (2019)- newer 7th edition available

Product DetailsPocket Companion to Sabiston Textbook of Surgery (2002)

Product DetailsPrinciples of Surgery (1999)

Product DetailsPulmonary Pathophysiology (2005)
Pulmonary Pathophysiology- newer 3rd edition available in library

Pulmonary Physiology (2018)

Product DetailsRobbins and Cotan Pathologic Basis of Disease (2005)
Robbins and Cotan Pathologic Basis of Disease- newer 9th edition available electronically

Robbins Basic PathologyRobbins Basic Pathology (2007)
Robbins Basic Pathology- newer 10th edition available electronically

Product DetailsSabiston Textbook of Surgery (2001)
Sabiston Textbook of Surgery- newer 20th edition available electronically

Sapira's Art & Science of Bedside DiagnosisSapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis (2010)

Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of PediatricsSchwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics (2013)

Product DetailsSmith's Patient Centered Interviewing (2012)

Product DetailsSquire's Fundamentals of Radiology (2004)

Product DetailsSurgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence (2001)

Product DetailsSurgery: Scientific Principles and Practice (2001)
Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice- newer 5th edition available electronically

Taylor and Kelly's Dermatology for Skin of Color, 2eTaylor and Kelly's Dermatology for Skin of Color, (2016)

Thompson & Thompson Genetics in MedicineThompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine (2016)

Users' guides to the medical literature : a manual for evidence-based clinical practiceUsers' Guides to the Medical Literature (2008)

Vaughan & Asbury's General Ophthalmology (2018)

Product DetailsWest's Respiratory Physiology (2015)

Williams Gynecology (2012)
Williams Gynecology- newer 3rd edition available electronically

Product DetailsWilliams Obstetrics (2014)
Where to Find and Search eBooks, eJournals, and Databases
You can browse ebooks, ejournals, and databases from the library's home page by clicking on the corresponding tabs on the left hand side of the page. You can also search for library materials using the uSearch box in the center of the homepage. For more information on how to conduct searches using uSearch look at our online uSearch Guide.
To refine your search results, you can search by Everything, Electronic Resources, or Library Catalog by clicking on the scroll down menu on the uSearch box.
On the results page you will find the list of results matching your query. Meanwhile, on the left hand side you can further refine your search results by dates, language, subject, and etc.
Helpful Links
Browse Through Calder Library's
Clinical Decision Support Databases
Access Medicine
Trusted Content. Instant Answers. Innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 50 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.

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination
Streaming videos of head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques plus OSCE videos.

Clinical Key

Clinical search engine that adapts to any screen size, helping you find fast answers and deep evidence from more than 1,000 full-text reference books, 600 full-text journals, videos, images and more.

DynaMed is the next-generation clinical reference tool physicians can rely on for fast, easy access to point-of-care decision support. Written by a team of specialized physicians and researchers, content is updated several times daily to include information on the latest evidence-based research, providing practice-changing answers to clinical questions with optimized speed.

powerful web-based portal that features DSM-V®—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing. It provides access to the DSM® Library, Journals, Textbooks, American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines, self-assessment tools for study, clinical and research news from Psychiatric News, and medication information handouts for patients.

Clinical decision support tool designed to answer clinical questions that arise in daily practice. Subscription database with access for UM/JMH authorized users.

Visual Dx
Diagnostic decision support system (CDSS) merges medical images and expert information to help you build patient-centric differential diagnosis.
Research Databases

EMBASE, from Elsevier Life Sciences Solutions, provides extensive coverage of international biomedical journals and conferences and is a key resource for generating systematic reviews, making informed decisions in evidence-based medicine, and for post-market surveillance of drugs and medical devices.

Cochrane Library
Includes: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Cochrane Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment Database and NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

The APA's database of more than 1 million citations to the psychology literature, published since 1967. Access available within UM I.P. domain.

Access to MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE, sets of related articles for each cited article, DNA/protein sequences and 3-D structure data, and links to publisher sites.

The largest database of scientific, technical, medical and social science literature back to 1966, including cited references.

Web of Science
Access to Web of Science, 1945 to the present, Conference Proceedings, MEDLINE, ISI Journal Citation Reports, Essential Science Indicators, and Zoological Record, 1978 to the present by all UM users.

The Writing Center
The Writing Center can assist students with various writing projects for more information or to schedule an appointment click on the link below:
Citation Management Guides
For more information on how to use citation management software see the guides below:
Citation Management Tools


EndNote is a reference management software.


Mendeley is a hybrid desktop, web-hosted citation and pdf manager. It includes research finding tools and social networking. You can create an account and download the software at the link.


Refworks is a web-hosted service. No software download is necessary.


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
The Research Guide

The Research Guide's goals is to

  • Provide essential information for your research endeavors.
  • Help users access essential resources through the Calder Library.

The guide is intended for researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Jackson Health System. It may also be helpful to researchers at other institutions, though some resources are limited to UM/JMH users per licensing agreements.

For more information see the Research Guide.

Create Your Researcher Profile
Information on creating and using an ORCID iD at the University of Miami. Your ORCID iD is a unique identifier for researchers that provides a persistent digital identifier to distinguish you from all other researchers. 

Setting up your free ORCID account takes only minutes. Once you create your account, you can use it to keep track of all your scientific papers.
Research Navigator

The Research Navigator is a concierge service that connects researchers to the right resources at UM. It is a one-on-one, centralized support service designed to help researchers focus on research, not roadblocks.

Contact the Research Navigator at

Research Guide Expert

Barbara M. Sorondo

  • Head of Learning, Research, and Clinical Information Services
  • (305) 243-9505

Kelsa Bartley

What is Evidence-Based Medicine?

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit, judicious and reasonable use of modern, best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. EBM integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information. (David Sackett, 1997).
Evidence-Based Public Health is defined as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of communities and populations in the domain of health protection, disease prevention, health maintenance and improvement (health promotion).  It is the process of systematically finding, appraising, and using contemporaneous research findings as the basis for decisions in public health."  (M. Jenicek (1997) 

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

Related Guides
For a more in depth information on evidence-based medicine (EBM) please see the following guide. 

Calder Library's Personal Librarian Program
Contact Your Personal Librarians By Society
Kelsa Bartley, MSI
Academic Societies: 
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  • Asclepius
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Academic Societies: 
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  • Cushing
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Academic Societies: 
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Layal Hneiny, MLIS, MPH-HMP
Academic Societies:
  • Roentgen
  • Schweitzer
  • Virchow

Barbara M. Sorondo, PhD, MLIS
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Erica Powell, MLIS
  • Alternate Personal Librarian
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Online Library Resources
Remote Access: UM students can access our online materials off campus by using the EZ Proxy link here

Training & Consultations: Register for statistical programs classes and database training here. To schedule a librarian consultation email

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Chat: Talk to our staff live by using the Ask A Librarian feature. 

Library Blog: Read our Calder Communications Blog to stay updated with library news and resources.

Mango Languages: UM Library patrons have access to the Mango language learning app where they can learn several different languages such as Spanish, French, German, and more. To register for an account, click here

IT: For Information Technology (IT) related questions, students can contact UMIT by calling them at (305) 243-5999 or email them at
On Campus Library Resources
Study Rooms: Individual and group study rooms are available for check-out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. 

3D printer: Students can request 3D prints, free of cost, by contacting staff at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. For more information on  how to request a 3D print click here.

Statistical Software: Students can access statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, Prism, and Tableu on library computers. For a consultation contact our Biomedical Data Librarian, Dr. Thilani Samarakoon, at . 

Biomedical Services: Students can have pictures and posters made with Biomedical Communications, located in the basement floor of the library. You can call them at (305) 243-6783.

UPrint Services: Students have access to printers on the first and second floor of the library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Students can request books from borrowing library through ILL by filling out a request form
Other UM Resources
Students use Blackboard, an online course system, during their first two years to access materials and complete required activities pertaining to the Evidence-Based Medicine Theme as part of their Doctoring 1-4 courses. A university assigned login and password is required to access this online information resource.

Miller School of Medicine Department of Medical Education 
Access online schedules and calendars. 

National Board of Medical Examiners 
Provides information on licensing exam services including sample assessments.