Information Literacy (IL) is a familiar
concept in many disciplines around campus, but it is just beginning
to take root in academic medicine. Lane is leading an initiative to
apply IL principles to biomedicine and incorporate this crucial
skill set into the School of Medicine curriculum.
Students of Information literacy, these
materials support your Information Literacy curriculum.
Medical Education Resources
Identify, articulate, and communicate knowledge gaps
- Identify knowledge gaps in the course of practicing
- Articulate answerable clinical questions.
- Communicate patient questions to colleagues, including
fellow clinicians and allied health and information
Navigate one’s information landscape in real-time
- Access a variety of resources (people, articles, patient
information, personal expertise, etc.) to gather relevant
- Locate information about patient-specific conditions and
scenarios, using a variety of multidisciplinary resources.
- Efficiently and ethically procure information outside of
one’s current knowledge/experience.
Evaluate information and resources
- Understand sources of bias in clinical research.
- Determine the suitability of a study’s design to
the type of question asked.
- Independently assess the reliability of the outcome
- Determine the importance of the outcomes by translating
them into meaningful summary statistics.
Apply information to improve the health of individuals
- When making clinical decisions, balance patient factors,
best evidence, and personal experience/knowledge.
- Express the relative risks and benefits of treatments
and outcomes to patients and colleagues.
- Provide patients with appropriate information.
- Improve patient care by reporting the successful
application of information.
A repository of medical
knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy,
diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more.
Continuously expanding, all databases in the repository contain the
latest editions of selected medical titles.MicroMedex: Premier pharmaceutical
information source containing multiple databases and drug reference
tools. Of particular value is DRUGDEX Evaluations, one of the most
comprehensive drug sources available.DynaMed
is a clinical information resource used by physicians to answer
clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care. Topics
are updated daily as new evidence becomes available. Scopus is the largest abstract and
citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals,
books and conference proceedings.A drug
information resource containing: American Hospital Formulary System
(AHFS), drug formulary for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH)
and Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC), Lexi-Drugs (adverse
reactions, dosage and administration, mechanism of action, storage,
use, and administration information), Lexi-Calc, Lexi-ID, Lexi-I.V.
Compatibility (King Guide), Lexi-Interact, and Lexi-PALS.Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied
Health Literature (CINAHL) contains coverage of nursing and allied
health literature.A knowledge
database that provides access to topic reviews based on over 6000
clinically relevant articles. The evidence-based content, updated
regularly, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical
assessments of systematic reviews compiled from a variety of medical
journals.Selects from the biomedical
literature original studies and systematic reviews that are
immediately clinically relevant and then summarizes these articles in
an enhanced abstract with expert commentary.Multidisciplinary
coverage of over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social
sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international
proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes cited
reference searching, citation maps, and an analyze tool.Features systematic reviews that summarize
the effects of interventions and makes a determination whether the
intervention is efficacious or not. Cochrane reviews are created
through a strict process of compiling and analyzing data from
multiple randomized control trials to ensure comprehensiveness and
coverage of the psychological literature from the 1800s to the
present through articles, book chapters and dissertations.BMJ Clinical Evidence. A clinical information
tool built around systematic reviews summarizing the current state of
knowledge about prevention and treatment of clinical conditions.PIER (Physicians' Information and Education
Resource) is a Web-based decision-support tool designed for rapid
point-of-care delivery of up-to-date, evidence-based guidance for
primary care physicians.Cochrane
Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) provides access to
300,000 controlled trials that have been identified the Cochrane
information targeted for patients.A
continually updating drug monograph.The National Guideline
Clearinghouse (NGC): A comprehensive database of evidence-based
clinical practice guidelines and related documents.MedlinePlus: A repository of health
information from the National Library of Medicine. Links are from
trusted sites. No advertising, no endorsement of commercial companies
CareNotes via MicroMedex: Patient education handouts customized by
LPCH clinical staffMicromedex
Lab Advisor: Evidence based laboratory test informationA drug database organized by generic
name, trade name and drug class.LPCH /
Stanford Hospital Formulary.A
goldmine of trusted consumer health information from the world's
largest medical library.A trusted
source of expert advice for and about kids, providing the information
necessary to help patients and parents understand their unique needs.Provides patient handouts from the
American Academy of Family Physician.Access
to the Stanford Health Library for patients.Lane
provides access to over 5,000 eBooks many of which provide helpful
background material that will prepare you to better tackle primary
eBook package; covers all sciences, as well as technology (including
software), medicine, and humanities. In addition to covering Wiley
and Springer, MyiLibrary is also the only provider for Oxford and
Cambridge University Press titles. No seat restrictions.A collection of biomedical books
that can be searched directly by concept, and linked to terms in
PubMed abstracts.A web-based,
decision support system for infectious diseases, epidemiology,
microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. The database, updated
weekly, currently includes 337 diseases, 224 countries, 1,147
microbial taxa and 306 antibacterial (-fungal, -parasitic, -viral)
agents and vaccines. Over 10,000 notes outline the status of specific
infections within each country.
Limit your PubMed search to Cochrane
Reviews, AHRQ Evidence Reports, BMJ
Clinical Evidence topics, FPIN Clinical Inquiries,and
ACP Journal Club article reviews.
PubMed search geared towards helping clinicians quickly access
specialized PubMed search geared towards helping clinicians quickly
access clinical trials.
Downloadable images &
radiographs, videos of diagnostics & procedures.3D interactive human anatomy (zoom,
rotate, view layers) supplemented with MRIs, X-rays, videos.
to 1 simultaneous user; be sure to logoff when done.
Radiological images: search by
findings, anatomy, imaging technique, patient age, sex.David Lee Bassett MD (1913-1966), a
professor in the Department of Anatomy at Stanford University School
of Medicine, pioneered innovations in dissection to create this
comprehensive set of three-dimensional human anatomy photographs. An interactive atlas of human anatomy;
over 40 modules covering the full body.68,600 images and videos, 400+
step-by-step illustrated procedures, simultaneous search across
Thieme's journals, e-books, and PubMed.
Limited to 19
Designed to teach or review human
anatomy; turn labels on/off, some quizzing.6th
edition of An Atlas of illustrations and radiologic images provides
views and perspectives that elucidate complex anatomic relationships.
Incorporates muscle tables as quick look-up appendices.
Database of must-know cases
covering every radiology subspecialty; clearly annotated images to
identify key findings at-a-glance.Select
“Images” tab; search over 2 million images covering these subject
areas: Biochemistry, Dentistry, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology,
Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nursing & Health
Professions, Veterinary Science & MedicineA presentation tool with
thousands of stunning illustrations and clinical images from Gilroy
et al.'s Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd Edition, and other Thieme titles.Archive of medical images of cancer for free
public download. Images are organized as “Collections”, e.g., disease
(lung cancer, etc.), image modality (MRI, CT, etc.) or research
focus. DICOM file format.