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Access Medicine

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Access Medicine is a multimedia database that we have here at
Tompkins-McCaw Library that can be useful to students and health professionals
in all of the schools here on the MCV campus.  
The database is regularly updated and contains images, interactive
self-assessments on an assortment of  topics, case files, and diagnostic tools. The resources contained in this database are ones that users can access while on campus but also remotely from home.  

  • Electronic Books:contains more than 60 f titles.  These books not only contain the full text of the book you would find on the shelf, but also many have exclusive online content that is updated regularly.   Some of the titles that are contained in the database are:

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Harrison’s Principles of
Internal Medicine, 18e


CURRENT Medical
Diagnosis & Treatment 2012


Hurst’s The Heart, 13e

Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis
of Therapeutics, 12e

Williams Obstetrics, 23e

Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 11e

Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery, 9e

Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology, 9e

Principles of Critical Care, 3e

  • Case Files: there are 150 cases that are selected from the LANGE Case Files™ series and Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction
    to Clinical Medicine, 6e
    that can be searched by case number or by specialty.  Each case provides information on the case or condition along with questions to help the user to assess their understanding. 
  • Question & Answer (Q&A): this section is good for self-assessment on an assortment of medical topics. In this section you can access the USMLE Lite along with questions from other texts in the collection.  The nice thing about these assessments is that links are provided upon answering that provide further information. 
  • Clerkship Corner: provides a set of readings that are targeted to students who are doing internal medicine rotations.   
  • Other Highlights: the database also contains treatment guidelines and drug monographs. 

There are only five simultaneous user seats for this database, so if you should try to access it there is a chance you may receive a message that you are not able to access it at the present time.  That does not mean you will never be able to access it, but just means that you will need to try again a bit later.


  • November 7 – Noon – Access Medicine Open Workshop @ Hunton Student Center