Useful links


Clinical Calculators

Skyscape - Clinical decision support app/tool for physicians, nurses, students and other HCP's. Included for free; OCM: clinical resources; RxDrugs: comprehensive drugs guide, medical calculators alerts and more.

Other Online Clinical Calculators - A variety of clinical calculators covering all different types of calculations used in the field of nursing.

Clinical Decision Making Calculators - A collection of clinical decision making calculators from the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. These calculators are Excel formula files.

Clinical Guidelines

AHRQ - US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) - Recommendations for clinical preventive services developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with a primary care focus.

AHRQ's National Guideline Clearinghouse.

CDC Travel - Prevention and treatment guidelines for travel-related illnesses.

CDC General - CDC guidelines and recommendations for prevention and treatment.

Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) - The Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) is empowered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association to promote evidence-based health care in Ontario, by encouraging physicians to use the best available clinical practice guidelines.

American Heart Association - Guidelines on cardiovascular disease. 

American College of Physicians Mobile Clinical Guidelines mobile app.

Johns Hopkins Guides - ABX, Diabetes and HIV guides.

MeisterMed - Medical reference apps.

Digital Textbooks

Electronic Textbook of Dermatology - Provides diagnosis and management information about common dermatology problems physicians may face.

Family Practice Notebook - An ongoing compendium of the diagnosis and management of common medical problems seen in Family Practice. Created by Scott Moses, MD. 

MD Consult - A subscription based service of leading healthcare and medical publisher, Elsevier. Offers access to full-text articles and books across a wide range of specialties, clinically relevant drug information, medical images, practice guidelines and patient handouts.

    •   Free to UK Faculty via UK Library. Click here - then choose Clinical Key from the main page and use your UK LinkBlue login.

The Merck Manuals - Series of healthcare books for medical professionals and consumers free from Merck pharmaceuticals.  Each manual also has a link to complimentary mobile phone sites that are pay for service.

Drug Reference

Medscape - A drug information search tool. The database combines information from the National Drug Data File with information from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information.

    • Free online use, but registration is required.

MedlinePlus: Drug Information - Consumer-oriented online drug information resource created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Provides information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications (OTC).  Setup free membership.

Polypharmacy Network - A variety of educational resources and newsletters regarding medication use from the Polypharmacy Network—a grassroots non-profit organization aimed at helping clinicians, patients, and all stakeholders in better understanding medication use along four domains: purpose, monitoring, efficacy, and personal experience.

Electronic Medical Records

AAFP Center for Health Information Technology - An institute devoted to the promotion of electronic medical records, e-health, and mobile health.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society - Organization focused on providing for the leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems.  Among other things, resources include tips, tools, and hot topics.

Directory of Electronic Medical Record Systems Vendors - A list of EMR vendors from

KLAS - Research and consulting group that reports on EHRS.

The FPM Survey - The Family Practice Management's survey of internet-based EMR vendors. Link to several past year surveys.

Evaluation of Diagnostic and Treatment Technology

AHRQ Technology Assessments - Website containing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health technology assessments done for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Evidence-Based Reviews

AHRQ Evidence Reports - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's evidence reports and systematic reviews.

PubMed Clinical Queries - Provides two filters to limit MEDLINE retrievals: a Research Methodology Filter and a Systematic Review Filter.

UpToDate - A clinical reference tool comprised of topic reviews addressing many aspects of primary care. Paid subscription is required.

TRIP Database - A database created in 1997 to bring together all the 'evidence-based' healthcare resources available on the Internet. A free registration is required.

Evidence-Based Medicine Resources

Knowledge Translation (KT) Clearinghouse of Canada - A collaborative of St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine created this website to help develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practice and teach EBM.

Family Medicine Journals Online

American Family Physician

Journal of Family Practice

Annals of Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Journal of the American Board of Family Practice


Practice Management Tools

The FPM Toolbox - Various forms, flow sheets, and coding guides for practice management provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

ICD-10 - Information from the World Health Organization (WHO) about the ICD-10.   

Medical Search Engines

If you are with the University of Kentucky, click to see all medical library resources.

PubMed - PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. PubMed provides access to bibliographic information that includes MEDLINE, OLDMEDLINE.

Medscape - CME credit, online medical textbooks and journals, patient education handouts, drug information, practice guidelines, medical news, daily updates. Medscape offers free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians and other health professionals.


Patient Education Materials

Family American Academy of Family Physicians' web site containing printable health information for patients on a variety of topics.

American Heart Association- Patient oriented information on prevention and treatment of heart attacks and strokes.

American Diabetes Association- Patient oriented information on diabetes prevention and treatment.

American Academy of Pediatrics- Parent oriented information on health and disease in childhood.

Teaching Resources

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) - STFM is dedicated to improving the health of all people through education, research, patient care, and advocacy.

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research - APTR is the national professional membership organization for individuals and institutions advancing the education of physicians and other health professionals in prevention and population health.

A Family Physician's Web Starter - Many additional links similar to this page.

Stats Calculator - A critical appraisal tool from the Centre for Health Evidence site that can be used for diagnostic test, prospective study, case-control study, and RCT trial statistics.

PubMed Tutorial - This is a Web-based learning program that shows you how to search PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's journal literature search system.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center - An online course covering basic information about evidence-based medicine.