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Family Medicine R3 Enhanced Skills

A guide of useful library e-resources for Family Medicine Enhanced Skills (R3) residents

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Our Interlibrary Loan service will obtain journal articles and books that are not available either electronically or in print. There is no charge to you.

Databases for Family Medicine

Article databases

PubMed vs Ovid MEDLINE - what's the difference? 

PubMed is the free version, Ovid is one we pay for. They both search the MEDLINE database, so use the one you're most comfortable with. If you like PubMed, use the link below to access a version of PubMed that contains links to U of C fulltext. You should bookmark this link for easy reference.

PubMed (with U of C coding in the link)

This is the same PubMed you're used to, but with U of C information embedded, so when you click on the link to a record, you'll find the U of C FindIT button, which takes you to the full article if we have it.

PubMed Clinical Queries is a specialized search tool that quickly connects clinicians with evidence-based clinical literature.  You can search by clinical study category, and easily identify systematic reviews.


For quick answers at the point of care, change the search option from "Advanced Search" to "Basic Search" and just type a query in plain language. 

If you want to do more advanced searching with subject headings, leave the setting on Advanced Search and enter your concepts one at a time to be mapped to proper subject headings.


Major biomedical database, covering more international journals than MEDLINE does. Also has a pharmaceutical subset, and indexes more pharmacy/pharmacology databases than MEDLINE. Search works the same way as in Ovid MEDLINE (described above).

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