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Family Medicine

A guide to Family Medicine

Temporarily broken links

Broken link iconNote to users: Please be advised that after May 17th you may encounter some broken links on our Research Guides. These have occurred due to a library system migration, and we are working hard to repair these links quickly. In most cases, broken links will be links to books in Novanet. If you find a broken link, we recommend you copy the book title and paste it into the library search bar. If you are unable to access the book or have any other questions, please contact your Subject Librarian (contact info on this guide).

Evidence Based Databases

Based on Brian Haynes 5"S" Organization and subsequent 6"S". Search for answers to your clinical questions beginning with the resources at the top of this box first.   

Summaries (aka Clinical Tools or Evidence Summaries)

  • BestPractice (Formerly BMJ PointofCare)
    [NSH] [Dal]
  • DynaMed Plus
    [CMA] [Dal]
  • eMedicine
    [WWW] (Free Registration)
  • Evidence Alerts (Previously Evidence UPDATES) (BMJ/Mcmaster)
    [WWW] (Free Registration)
  • Essential Evidence PLUS (formerly InfoPOEMs)
  • UpToDate

Synopses (of Studies and/or Syntheses)

  • ACP Journal Club
    [Dal] (follow link to Annals of Internal Medicine for content 2008-present)
  • Evidence Based Medicine
    [ Dal]





NSH = Nova Scotia Health Library Services
SJRH = Saint John Regional Hospital

Directions for Mobile access

Clinical Practice Guidelines


Disease Oriented


Other Sources

To locate a particular specialty or disease society not found here search Google.

Drug Information - EBM Reviews

E-Books for EBP




Clinical Key

[Dal] [NSH] [CMA] [DNS]

Clinical Sources (Selected resources)

5-Minute clinical consult
[Dal] [NSH]

5-Minute pediatric consult

Current diagnosis & treatment in family medicine

Current diagnosis & treatment emergency medicine
[Dal] [CMA]

Current medical diagnosis & treatment
[Dal] [NSH] [CMA]

Current diagnosis & treatment: pediatrics
[Dal] [CMA]


Fitzpatrick's dermatology in general medicine
[Dal] [NSH] [CMA] [DNS]

Harrison's Online
[Dal] [NSH] [CMA] [DNS]

Pocket guide to diagnostic tests

NSH = Nova Scotia Health Library Services
DNS = Doctors Nova Scotia


Clinical Sources (selected resources)