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Medicine Faculty Resources

Resources and Services Overview for Faculty

Literature Search Service

If you need assistance with performing a literature search, please feel free to contact me directly via: or use the "Ask a Librarian" service to request assistance.  You can also make an appointment so that we can discuss your topic.

The WHSC Library also provides a systematic review service.  You can either contact me for more information or visit our SR page.  

Case Files


The Case Files are a well known collection of clinical vignettes, which include a case, the approach to treatment, clinical pearls, and comprehension questions.  Login with your University NetID and password to access the Case Files.  Emory University has access to the entire Case Files collections. If you register for a MyAccess profile, you can optimize all the features such as save answers, bookmark certain sections and more.  The disciplines listed in the tabbed area are just a handful that are available.  Some of the other Case Files include the following sections:


The Emergency Medicine Case Files by Drs. Eugene C. Toy, Adam J. Rosh. Barry C. Simon. Katrin Y. Takenaka, and Terrence H. Liu include the following topics:



The Internal Medicine Case Files by Drs. Eugene C. Toy, John T. Patlan Jr, and Mark T. Warner cover the following topics:


The Surgery Case Files developed by Drs. Eugene C. Toy; Terrence H. Liu, Andre R. Campbell and Barnard J. A. Palmer include the following topics:


The entire Case Files collection is available here.

Citation & Data Management

Learning a citation management program is essential to help build your own digital library and to streamline the bibliography process.  While there are numerous citation management programs available, the following 3 are probably the best well known:


Emory University has a site license for the citation management program EndNote.  You can download and install EndNote from the Software Express server with your University NetID and password. For Mac users running Big Sur, you will have to download EndNote 20 from the Software Express server.

For additional information regarding EndNote, visit the WHSC Library's EndNote page.



There are other open source (free) citation management programs available like Mendeley and Zotero.  Please visit the citation management page for more information.



Emory University Licenses Covidence, a tool that helps with the literature review process from deduplication of records, to the screening process, all the way to the extraction process.  Covidence is available to all Emory faculty, staff, and students.  Non-Emory individuals working on Emory projects can be added to a project, once an account has been established.

Current Awareness

Stay Current

  • BrowZine Visually explore Emory libraries' journal collections. Fill "My Bookshelf" with favorite titles and alerts for new content.
  • NEJM Journal Watch Succinct, informative summaries of the latest clinical literature created by a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial board. Helps healthcare professionals stay informed and current with the latest medical research developments in a clinically relevant context.
  • AccessMedicine 2-Minute Medicine High-impact reports of breaking medical literature and seminal studies in multiple specialties. Curated and reported by a physician publishing group out of Harvard Medical School.
  • ACP Journal Club A monthly feature of the Annals of Internal Medicine, created by the American College of Physicians (ACP). Summarizes the best new evidence for internal medicine and subspecialties from over 120 clinical journals

Create alerts for new content

  • PubMed @ Emory MyNCBI features saved searches alerts and article collections.
  • DynaMed Create an individual account to receive topic-specific updates on point of care information.
  • JAMA Create an account for notification of new journal issues.
  • NEJM Create an account and sign up for specialty-specific email alerts.

To set up an alert in PubMed, perform a search and then use the Create alert function to receive alerts. 

  • Go to Emory's PubMed.
  • Run a search on a topic or the journals you want to follow.
  • For instance, if you wanted to keep current with JAMA or the New England Journal of Medicine: JAMA[Journal] OR "N Engl J Med"[Journal]
  • Then run the search.
  • Click on "Create alert" below the search box.

  • Select a way that you wish to save the search. You have a variety of ways that you can save searches. You can use your Google account or eRA commons, etc. 
  • If you select "more login options" you can choose to use your Emory University NetID and password:
  • Once you determine how you save you search, you will need to select the frequency and the format you wish to receive the alert:


InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

If Emory University does not have an article, book, or DVD you need, you can use the InterLibrary Loan Service.  It is a free service provided by the Emory University Libraries for items unavailable in our print or online collections.  Go to: and login with your University NetID and password. 

Once you are on the ILLiad page, choose an option:


Populate the online form and click Submit Request at the bottom.


You should receive the article (pdf) within 1-2 business days.  If you are requesting a book it will take longer (between 10-14 business days).  The lending library has to mail the physical book to Emory University.