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  • The Merck Manual
    5 star rating A hypertext presentation of the most widely used medical text. Covers human diseases, symptoms, common clinical procedures, and laboratory tests. Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Disease Management Project of the Cleveland Clinic
    5 star rating A comprehensive source for practical treatment strategies developed by physicians from one of the country's most respected medical centers. This web project offers treatment recommendations tied to national practice guidelines. It includes helpful tables, graphics, and hyperlinked citations.
  • PocketNotes for Adult Medicine
    5 star rating A physician's personal clinical notes regarding the management of patients. Offers quick reminders and reviews of common topics in adult medicine. The author assumes no responsibility for the consequences from the use of these personal notes.
  • Common Simple Emergencies
    5 star rating A manual of practical steps and caveats in handling over 100 common conditions as seen in the emergency department. Published in 1997. Longwood Information, LLC .
  • eMedicine World Medical Library
    5 star rating Constantly-updated and carefully-edited online multimedia textbooks in various specialties. This web project presents disease synopses with clinical and physical findings, etiology, pathophysiology, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment options. Emedicine offers post-tests for CME credit; a typical fee is $7.50 per credit hour. Emedicine, Inc.
  • Family Practice Notebook
    5 star rating A compendium of interlinked notes on approaches to common problems seen in Family Practice with supporting images, sounds, references and patient education fact sheets. Editor: Scott Moses, MD.
  • General Medical Officer Manual
    5 star rating Clinical and administrative information, for members of the Navy medical team, that focuses on patient care, treatment guidelines, and preventive medicine. Revised 2000. Published by the United States Department of the Navy.
  • GPNotebook Clinical Practice Reviews (UK)
    5 star rating REG Concise synopses of clinical medicine topics. Includes disease basic knowledge, aetiology, epidemiology, clinical features, mechanism, problems, and management. The content is focused on clinical practice in the United Kingdom and directed to general practitioners and medical students. Oxbridge Solutions Limited. Free registration.
  • Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
    5 star rating Recommendations for appropriate primary care preventive services based on systemic reviews of evidence of effectiveness. Authored by an independent panel of experts sponsored by the U.S. government.
  • Prodigy Clinical Knowledge (UK)
    5 star rating Outline text on common conditions and symptoms managed by physicians and nurse prescribers in the United Kingdom. Sowerby Centre for Health Informatics at Newcastle.
  • UCSF Hospitalist Handbook
    5 star rating A thorough, concise, easy-to-read practical bedside guide to common problems in inpatient clinical medicine. Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Edited by Sanjiv J. Shah, M.D.
  • Wikipedia Medical Encyclopedia
    5 star rating A collection of medical subject reviews and topic-oriented articles. The contributions are edited and reviewed by Internet users.
  • Clinical
    5 star rating Outline format clinical notes designed for the PDA. Includes disease description, history, and exam.
  • Endotext - Endocrinology Reference
    5 star rating A web-based, textbook-style reference on endocrine disease directed to physicians. It is comprehensive, authoritative, constantly up-dated, and available without cost. The resource covers the broad area of Clinical Endocrinology, emphasizing clinical endocrine practice, including endocrine disease manifestations, testing procedures, and diagnostic criteria.
  • Feldman's GastroAtlas Online
    5 star rating REG This online project presents the complete contents of "Feldman's Atlas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology". It offers a comprehensive, image-enhanced reference for the diagnosis and management of GI diseases with over 4,000 thumbnail and high resolution photos and schematics. The work is authored by Dr. Feldman et al and published by Science Press Internet Services with the sponsorship of Astra Zenica. Free registration.
  • Hematology
    5 star rating This "Hematology Education Program Book" collects lectures and disease reviews into a comprehensive annual textbook that reviews essential developments in hematology clinical practice and research. Published by the American Society of Hematology. American Society of Hematology.
  • Medcyclopaedia - Medicine and Medical Imaging Encyclopedia
    5 star rating Medical professional-level topic reviews for more than 18,000 diseases and conditions. This work has a focus on medical imaging considerations and contains more than 10,000 images and media clips. It includes the complete on-line edition of the "Encyclopaedia of Medical Imaging" and "A Global Textbook of Radiology". For the registered medical professionals, all images come in higher resolution - i.e. diagnostic top quality. General Electric Healthcare.
  • Medical Approaches
    5 star rating A set of "Approaches" to common symptoms, signs and clinical states that serve as "frames" for starting clinical reasoning and decision making. Produced for handheld computers. Written by junior doctors for junior doctors.
  • National Academies Press Medical Sciences Textbooks
    5 star rating Full text online books, on various medical topics, produced under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. These works inlcude authoritative statements by blue ribbon panels and committees. National Academy Press.
  • for MRCP from Medelect Limited. (Wales)
    5 star rating Over 1000 topic summaries that offer physicians essential clinical insights to help them prepare for internal medicine postgraduate exams such as the United Kingdom's MRCP and FRACP exams. Dean Jenkins.
  • Outpatient Management Manual
    5 star rating Notes on core topics for LSU medical students to deliver appropriate health care delivery in the ambulatory care setting. Louisiana State University.
  • Rediscovering Biology
    5 star rating A companion to a public television video series, providing in-depth content, videos, animations, interactive experiences to help viewers deepen and extend their understanding of new developments in the field of biology. Annenberg Foundation.
  • Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Drugs (South Africa)
    5 star rating Covers recommended therapeutic agents, doses, management steps, and referral details for conditions that comprise the majority of contacts at the primary level. Therapies are based on scientific evidence and positive risk/benefit ratio. Updated 1998. Searchable. Presented online by the South African Drug Action Programme.
  • The Emergency War Surgery NATO Handbook
    5 star rating A handbook that covers the management of war related injuries and relevant medical therapies and surgical procedures. This is the second United States revision which was published in 1988. Presented online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Naval Hospital.
  • The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
    5 star rating A hypertext presentation of this widely read work that attempts to present the optimal approach to geriatric care. Covers human diseases, symptoms, common clinical procedures, and laboratory tests of the elderly. Third edition, copyright 2000, updated 2001. Merck & Co., Inc.
  • UCSF Guide to Outpatient Medicine
    5 star rating Outline format notes updated annually for UCSF housestaff use in clinical practice. Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.
  • UCSF Internal Medicine Chief Residents' Cover Sheets
    5 star rating Practical step-by-step guides to the management of challenging medical conditions in the hospital setting. University of California at San Francisco.
  • Virtual Naval Hospital Information for Providers
    5 star rating A collection of concise documents on the management of medical diseases in the military. Topics include common medical problems, first aid, environmental health, and health promotion. Published by the U.S. Department of the Navy and presented online by the University of Iowa.
  • CHORUS Collaborative Hypertext of Radiology
    4 star rating A textbook-style reference which provides brief disease descriptions, integrated hyperlinked keywords, radiologic findings, differential diagnosis lists, and pertinent anatomy, pathology and physiology. Updated August, 2000. Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • ENotes Medicine
    4 star rating A one-stop source for medical information on nearly 1,700 common medical disorders, conditions, tests, and treatments, including high-profile diseases such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and heart attack. Includes more than 600 color images.
  • Griffith's 5 Minute Clinical Consult
    4 star rating An outline format text that facilitate quick disease information retrieval. Covers disease basics. diagnosis. differential diagnosis, treatment, and Followup Mark R. Dambro, MD
  • Harrison's Online Principles of Internal Medicine
    4 star rating REG The world's leading textbook of medicine. The online version adds full text search capabilities, multimedia, updates on drug therapies, an overview of clinical trials, and integrated links to Medline entries. Free access is provided to U.S. registered physicians, from the metasite, Free registration. Published by McGraw-Hill, Inc. .
  • Medcyclopaedia Medical Imaging Book
    4 star rating Text and images from The Encyclopaedia of Medical Imaging's eight volumes: Physics, Techniques and Procedures, Normal Anatomy, Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Imaging, Gastrointestinal and Urogenital Imaging, Chest and Cardiovascular Imaging, Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Imaging, and Paediatric Imaging. Short explanations of 17,500 medical topics with 8,500 images. Amersham Health.
  • On-line Medical Dictionary at Cancerweb (UK)
    4 star rating A search or browse interface to detailed definitions of medical terms. Links words in entries to their definitions. Academic Medical Publishing and Cancerweb.
  • Pathweb Synopsis of Pathology
    4 star rating "Thumbnail" links from microscopic and gross specimen images to comprehensive notes on the pathology of disease conditions. Disease reviews cover the etiology, epidemiology, pathology gross description, microscopic description, and clinical correlation. University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
  • University of Iowa Family Practice Handbook
    3 star rating A published textbook that covers the diagnosis and treatment of common clinical problems facing practitioners of family medicine. Updated 2002. Searchable. Published by Mosby-Year Book, Inc. and presented online by the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital project.
  • Historic Medical Texts Online
    3 star rating A directory of full text health and medical textbooks, ebooks, and other works from history and current times. The directory of links is maintained by the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Multimedia Textbooks of the "Virtual Hospital"
    3 star rating Reviews of common medical problems that integrate videoclips, thumbnail images, and sound with expert commentary to educate clinicians. The Virtual Hospital is a collection of online education projects at the University of Iowa.
  • The Textbooks of Military Medicine
    3 star rating A collection of online and offline treatises on the art and science of military medicine. The series is designed to show how military medicine has built on the lessons learned in past wars and, based on this historical context, lays out the scientific and factual basis on which the practice of military medicine is grounded.
  • Medical Housestaff Manual at Beth Israel
    2 star rating A succinct and useful reference, updated for the year 2000, for major clinical problems encountered in the hospital. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
  • Online Medical Textbooks
    2 star rating A hyperlinked list of multispecialty medical textbooks provided by StatRef, MD Consult, and other online medical information services. Access is restricted to subscribers. These links are maintained at the University of Connecticut.
  • Textbook of Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    1 star rating A compendium of disease reviews which provides a comprehensive view of the management of common clinical presentations. Published by Emergency Medicine Reports, Thomson American Health Consultants, Inc.
  • The Textbook of Primary and Acute Care Medicine
    1 star rating More than 1,700 pages covering the latest guidelines and treatment standards for the broad range of conditions managed by primary care physicians. Edited by Gideon Bosker, MD, FACEP, Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Medicine Reports. Thomson American Health Consultants.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

  • eGuidelines of the United Kingdom
    1 star rating REG A registration-access, three-times yearly handbook, published in the United Kingdom, that summarises clinical guidelines for primary care. Provides examples of good clinical practice and practical steps to improve patient care. Medendium Group Publishing Ltd. Fee registration. Medendium Group Publishing Ltd.

Images, Path./Clinical

  • Braunwald's Atlas of Internal Medicine
    1 star rating REG 1500 radiographic, pathologic and histologic images with accompanying text. Science Press Internet Services 2003. Free access for physician subscribers of the sponsored medical portal Merckmedicus. Free registration.


  • Medical Textbooks Online from U. Manitoba
    3 star rating REG A linked list of highly regarded, subscription and free, online medicine textbooks offered at universities. Listing gives information as to access by outsiders of the institution. Restricted registration or content areas. University of Manitoba.

Educational Materials

  • Emergency Clinical Guide from Dr. Anisman
    5 star rating Quick references and online computations to help answer clinical questions. The site offers mnemonics, exam techniques, and test interpretation basics. The site is designed to replace "pocket books" that clutter medical students' lab coats. Steve Anisman, UVM College of Medicine.
  • ACP Medicine
    4 star rating REG An online presentation of current, comprehensive, and complete medical information updates covering all 15 subspecialties of internal medicine. Previously "Scientific American Medicine". Free registration. Subscription fee. American College of Physicians and WebMD, Inc.
  • Library of the National Medical Society
    3 star rating Fee-based browse and search access to a large number of current medical manuals that offer disease and treatment summaries. Subscription fee. CCS Publishing / The National Medical Society .
  • AccessMedicine
    2 star rating REG An online reference for authoritative and current medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. The database contains the latest editions core medical titles from the AccessLange collection. Fee registration. Subscription fee.
  • Merckmedicus Clinical Textbooks
    2 star rating REG Free access to leading medical textbooks covering 20 specialties. Free access is avaiable to sponsored subscribers to the Merckmedicus clinical portal Restricted registration or content areas.
  • Stat Ref
    2 star rating REG Allows users to cross-search more than 25 medical and drug texts including popular works such as Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, Rudolph's Pediatrics, Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, etc. Fee registration. Subscription fee. Teton Data Systems .
  • Tabers Online Medical Dictionary
    2 star rating REG A reference for health care clinicians and students, first published in 1940, which offers full-text searching and hyperlinks to cross-references, illustrations, audio pronunciations, and tables. Fee registration. Subscription fee. Free trial. F. A. Davis Co.
  • Books@Ovid - Online Medical Textbooks
    1 star rating Electronic versions of trusted multispecialty reference textbooks from publishers like Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Harcourt and McGraw-Hill. Books@Ovid aggregates texts under a single Web interface to search, retrieve, browse, and display book content. Institutional access only Ovid.
  • Lexi-Comp Online
    1 star rating "Lexi-Comp Online" is a searchable collection of articles, guidelines, algorithms, charts, and references that provides a comprehensive reference for drug therapy, laboratory testing, diagnostic procedures, antibiotic use, and infectious diseases. Subscription fee. Free trial. Lexi-Comp Inc. .
  • Lexi-Comp's Clinical Reference Library
    1 star rating REG Fact sheets on drugs, dosage, anesthesia & critical care, infectious diseases, toxicology, laboratory tests, and diagnostic procedures. Fee registration. Subscription fee. Free trial. Lexi-Comp, Inc.


    2 star rating A web-based store that offers medical books, medical software, and medical supplies for sale. Fee transactions., Inc. .

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