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College of Osteopathic Medicine: Resources for Doctoring Courses

This Research Guide will help COM students find helpful library resources

This page contains resources for Osteopathic Doctoring (OD1 through OD4).

See the following pages for additional resources for Osteopathic Doctoring:

Diagnosaurus (AccessMedicine) - Browse differential diagnoses alphabetically, or by symptom, disease or organ system

5 Minute Clinical Consult - Algorithms & Charts - Over 200 diagnosis and treatment algorithms, including online-only exclusives help you to diagnose clinical signs and symptoms, and treatment of a variety of clinical symptoms.

Provides topic reviews that include a synthesis of the literature, the latest evidence, and specific recommendations for patient care. UpToDate is used to answer questions quickly, increase your clinical knowledge, check for changes to drug monographs, and improve patient care.

  • You do not need to be on campus to register or re-authenticate your UTD account.
  • When you login from off-campus use your TouroOne credentials.
  • You will receive email alerts from UTD for each registered device (e.g., desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone) if you have not logged into UTD after 90 days, or are approaching the 90-day limit.
  • Note that you do not need to register for a new UTD account. You only need to login as a returning user with your UTD username and password. Do not use the link provided in the UTD email notification to re-authenticate -- use the link above.
  • Download the instructions at the link below for accessing UpToDate (MS Word document)

If you need assistance please contact the Electronic Resources Librarian.

You will need your TouroOne credentials to access some of these eResources from off campus.

5 Minute Consult

Point of care tool with information on diseases and conditions, drugs, patient handouts, PT exercises, procedures, algorithms and charts, lab tests.


  • books - more than 100 study guides, clinical textbooks and manuals
  • quick reference (QMDT, Guidelines - Primary Care, Guidelines - Inpatient Medicine, DDx, Diagnostic Tests, Clinical Prep, 2 Minute Medicine, English-Spanish Medical Dictionary, Calculators)
  • drug monographs (generics, trade names, drug classes, patient handouts)
  • multimedia (diagnostic and imaging studies, exploring essential radiology, Harrison's pathophysiology animations, Harrison's podclass, human anatomy modules, lectures, patient interview, patient safety modules, pharmacology, physical exam, procedural videos
  • cases
  • study tools
  • patient education

American Diabetes Association eBook Collection - includes titles on diabetes care and management and topics such as nutrition and exercise therapies, drug risks for diabetics, living with diabetes, hypoglycemia, and much more. The collection includes case studies, reference materials, guides, and sourcebooks.

American Heart Association eBook Collection - This collection focuses on heart and cardiovascular health and includes topics such as preventing high blood pressure, pediatric CPR, emergency cardiovascular care, and much more. The titles include workbooks, manuals, and guideline updates. Also includes the ACLS and PALS Training Manuals.

Atlas of Dermatology - Contains over 200 dermatological images. Free resource from Loyola University Chicago.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination with OSCE Clinical Skills Videos

The Bates' videos demonstrate head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques on different types of patients. The OSCE videos are designed to help with preparation for Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) by testing clinical reasoning skills. Each video presents a clinical encounter and you are given the opportunity to develop an assessment, or differential diagnosis, and provide an appropriate diagnostic workup. Note: this resource may not be accessible on all mobile devices.


Delivers all of Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one dynamic resource, giving physicians access to over 1100 top books, over 600 top journals, multimedia images and videos, more than 300 instructional videos from Procedures Consult, practice guidelines, drug monographs, patient education, MEDLINE citations and abstracts from PubMed.

Includes Procedures Consult : multimedia training tool that teaches how to prepare for, perform, and follow up on the most common procedures required in today's hospital setting ; covers the procedures required by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) and conforms to ACGME standards. Includes an outline on pre– and post-procedures, anatomy, procedures, outcomes, and checklists. Browse by title and enter into ClinicalKey search box. Filter by resource type (select Procedures Consult).

DermNet - Skin diseases images atlas. Free resource.

Ear Nose & Throat - USA - Photographs and videos of the larynx, eardrum and middle ear surgery, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, hearing aids, ear tubes and nose bleeds. Free resource.

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)
A collection of over 22,000 freely available digital materials for health sciences education, covering hematology, dermatology, ECG, neurology, pediatric neurology, neuroscience, pathology and histology. Free resource from the University of Utah.

Merck Manual Online - Professional - Provides symptoms to disorders, tests & procedures, laboratory values, clinical calculators. Free resource.

An interactive online guide to the neurologic examination. Supplemental resource to Blumenfeld's Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases. Requires QuickTime plugin. Free resource.

Pediatric Care Online
A point of care resource including the AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, Bright Futures, Red Book content, pediatric drug lookup, antimicrobial therapy guide, visual library, webinars, pediatric care updates, AAP policy statements and clinical practice guidelines, interactive periodicity schedule, signs and symptoms search, patient handouts and forms and tools to screen, track and record clinical information.

Pedscases is an interactive website created by medical students.  Has quizzes, cases, MCQs in pediatrics. Free resource.

A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine - A review of clinical exam skills. Free resource from the University of California at San Diego.

PsychiatryOnline is a web-based portal that features the DSM-V—the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world—and The American Journal of Psychiatry as the cornerstones of a collection of psychiatric references from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

The Stanford Medicine 25

The 25 physical exams every clinician should know. Free resource from Stanford University School of Medicine.

UCSD MedPics / Clinical Images
A visual educational resource dedicated to providing pictures that are representative of common and uncommon physical exam findings. Discussions of pathophysiology, diagnostics, and treatment are not included. From the UC San Diego School of Medicine. 
Free Resource.