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"Half of what you’ll learn in medical school will be shown to be either dead wrong or out of date within five years of your graduation; the trouble is that nobody can tell you which half – so the most important thing to learn is how to learn on your own."

David Sackett, M.D.


Introduction to Searching & Using this Guide

The resources listed on this guide are a starting point for discovering the best resources to answer a variety of questions.  I have a few that help with the quick answer as well as ones that provide more details.  Your answer may be found in more than one resource so you can simply choose your favorite one, or you may have to try a number of resources in order to find the best information.  We encourage you to use a variety of resources and seek different opinions by choosing different resources.  As you move through your medical career, developing great habits for life-long learning is very important.  Use these cases to get to know and develop your favorite resources to support that activity.  


Hierarchy of Evidence Resources from University of Michigan

Adapted from University of Michigan"5S" Levels of Organization of Evidence Pyramid

Where to Start?

Think about the question you have and what type of resource will give you the best answer to it. The chart on the side will help point you to some of those resources linked throughout this guide.


Access from Office Campus

In order to access these resources off campus, you will need to use the the campus VPN AnyConnect.  For detailed instructions, click one of the following:

VPN - Virtual Private Network

Get Assistance with Resources

Contact Karen the librarian for assistance with resources or help finding one not on the guide. (

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When Using PubMed ...

Full-text articles from PubMed - be sure to use this special link to PubMed so you can have the Get it at UC button which is your bridge to full-text.