This library guide (LibGuide) supports the Undergraduate Medicine Education Program (UGME) at Chicago.
IMPORTANT! You must register from a computer and not a mobile device.
General Contents of the Tutorial - Ask a Librarian; Catalog; Books & E-Books; Journals & E-Journals; Finding Articles in Full-text & Interlibrary Loan; Databases A-Z list; Research and Subject Guides; PubMed & MeSH; Clinical Tools & Point of Care Resources (e.g., DynaMed, UpToDate).
Creation of a free account is required.
Register for three accounts that will help you in research -
1. ILLIAD - for interlibrary loans of articles that are not available as full text electronically or in print at LHS. LHS delivery is rapid and you may have your article as soon as 1-2 days!
You will need your I-Card number, which starts with 28198 or 20111 - you only need to fill out the first page - don't worry about the account information page.
2. Refworks - the citation management database can be accessed online from anywhere.
The RefWorks Group Code may be needed for when you working off campus. You will need to login with your NETID and password to get the group code.
b. Familiarize yourself with the Refwork's tutorials page at LHS http://researchguides.uic.edu/content.php?pid=74619&sid=552483
These tutorials are well worth the time and provide an introduction to the many time-saving features associated with using Refworks to manage your citations and write your papers using Cite-n-Write.
c. Next, view an introductory video on Refworks at UIC (this is the first tutorial on the guide) http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/lhs/resources/guides/refworks/Refworks%20Intro_demo/Refworks%20Intro_demo.htm
3. MYNCBI - PubMed's online bibliographic management system and more - use it to save collections, searches, bibliographies....
b. Watch the tutorial on MYNCBI for an Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks46w3mNAQE
IMPORTANT NEWS! The ClinicalKey Books Tab points you to the list of books formerly in the MDConsult Collection.
Login is your UIC email address (for example firstname.lastname@example.org).
The initial password is your UIC netid You will be prompted to change the password the first time you log in.
You do not need to pay $79.
Boards review titles are available on Reserve at the Circulation Desk. Reserves may be checked out for 2 hours. Most titles are also available on Open Reserve. Please check the catalog for availability. Many more titles are available and can be found by searching the catalog using USMLE.
Popular series include:
Appleton & Lange
Comprehensive review titles include: