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Clinical Essentials: Guide

Clinical Essentials Library Guide

Finding information for clinical care and research




Get articles, books and more


 Step 1:   Connect to the UC San Diego network


If you are  ON  campus:

  Connect to the UCSD-PROTECTED wireless network on your device


►  Log in to a UC San Diego campus computer


If you are  OFF  campus:

►  Set up your UCSD VPN connection first

Note: Only current UC San Diego faculty, staff, and students can use online library resources from off-campus.


 Step 2:   Search for the publication


Publication type Search here:
Articles in the health sciences PubMed @ UC San Diego

Use UC Library Search if you're looking for a specific citation
Clinical decision support UpToDate
Textbooks AccessMedicine

UC Library Search
Databases A-Z databases
Journals Journal Search
Books UC Library Search

Find additional information sources through the Online Clinical Library →


 Step 3:   Get the full-text publication


  Click the Get It At UC button to locate the full text

If you don’t see this button, look for a 'PDF,' 'Full Text,' or 'Download' link.


  Did you encounter a request for payment or subscription?

If you did, it means we don't have the item. 

Request an interlibrary loanand we'll check external libraries to find a copy for you.


 When you can't connect 


  Check that your VPN is properly configured if you're off campus

  Contact the ITS Service Desk for VPN setup assistance

  Follow this step-by-step guide for resolving access problems

  Reach out for Library support with Ask Us