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This guide to library resources and services has been created especially for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  It was created by your librarian, Vida Vaughn.  Please feel free to contact her to recommend changes and suggest additions.  She is also interested in your suggestions for new books, journals and online resources. Her goal is to make this as useful and as easy to use as possible.  Your feedback is essential for making this happen.

Please make sure to check out AccessSurgery at  AccessSurgeryTM from McGraw-Hill is an integrated online resource that provides medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons with quick answers to surgical inquiries from trusted sources. Organized around the accepted ACGME's (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) Core Curriculum, AccessSurgery delivers content in context. Clerkship Corner, which is designed to provide clerks with text resources, case scenarios, and question and answers for their surgery rotation. In the Clerkship Corner, content is organized both by Core Topics as well as by Organ Systems.

AccessSurgery offers a range of special features designed to both assist resident and clerk education and support surgical practice.  Take a Board Review test from Surgery Review Illustrated and Schwartz's Principles of Surgery: Self-Assessment and Board Review, 8th Edition, then email the results.

  • Look up a symptom or disease in our Differential Diagnosis (DDx) tool.
  • Discover related Government Guidelines by clicking a pre-populated search box.
  • Launch a Customized Search for just videos, just images, or view full-site results.
  • Integrated drug database providing critical information on medication indications, dosages, contraindications, and drug classes.
  • Access to clerk-level information to review cases or questions and answers.

The Orthopedic Surgery Subject Guide tabs offer the following resources:

  • "Journal Articles" contains links to databases, such as MEDLINE, for finding articles appropriate for your needs, as well as how to get those articles using "Journal Finder" or "Interlibrary Loan."
  • Use the pull down tab on "Books" to select a page describing our holdings in "Bioethics and Medical Humanism."  This page also has links to our online catalog, and our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan service, as well as some of our most useful electronic books.
  • The "Evidence-Based Practice" page has links to EBP tools, portals, tutorials and more.
  • The "Clinical Guidelines" page has links to guidelines from professional societies and government agencies.
  • The "Writing Aids" page has links to the UofL Writing Center, our citation management software infomation, style guides and instructions to authors.  A subpage lists available "Grant Resources."
  • "Other Aids" is a drop-down box that reveals pages about medical calculators, statistical information, normal values, laboratory tests. patient education, and clinical trials.

 Please report missing web pages and broken links to Vida so she can fix them.  Also tell her what you like and don't like about this guide. Make suggestions for useful additions and useless deletions.

Thank you

Your librarian is

Vida Vaughn
Office: 502-852-5763

Librarian Services

Please don't hesitate to contact me at for any the following:

  • Literature Searches
  • Article Requests
  • Systematic Review Assistance
  • Personal or Group Instruction
  • Presentation Assistance

University of Louisville
500 S. Preston Street Louisville, KY 40292


tel 502.852.5771

fax 502.852.1631

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