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Point-of-Care Databases: Access Medicine

Accessing Access Medicine

Access Medicine can be accessed from the Medicine and Health Sciences Collections & User Services web portal

Off site access is available via Off Campus Connect (EZ Proxy)

Clinical Library

The Clincal Library on Access Medicine is comprised of over 75 online medical titles, such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 18th Edition

Mobile Access

Mobile access to Access Medicine is available but in order to access the site, you must log in using a personal profile name and password created at If you have not created such a profile, please visit the site on a nonmobile browser, select the "My AccessMedicine" tab, and follow the directions for creation of a personal profile.

Mobile access web address:

Utilizing Access Medicine

Searching Access Medicine

Access Medicine's search box can be utilised from the home page or in the navigation bar on all other pages. A drop down box allows you to search “All AccessMedicine” or choose a specific resource type such as drug monographs or guidelines to search within.

Alternatively use the tabs across the top of the page to access specific sections of Access Medicine such as textbooks, multimedia, patient drugs, guidelines and more.

Searching Tips

  • To search for a Phrase use double quotes( “”) e.g. “immunization therapy”
  • Use an asterix (*) for truncation of terms e.g. diag* for diagnose, diagnosis, diagnostics
  • Synonyms of words and phrases, and alternate endings of words, such as -s, -ies, -ing, as well as acronyms such as DVT (Deep venous thrombosis) are  searched
  • There is an advanced search option and also an "enable auto suggest" option
  • Suggested refinements to some searches can be found on the search results page


Diagnosaurus is Access Medicine's differential diagnosis tool with over 1000 common diseases and disorders. You can browse by symptom,
disease or organ system.


Access Medicine's drug database provides information on medication indications, dosages, contraindications, and drug classes, as well as printable patient handouts in English and Spanish.