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Electronic Books

Restricted to current SIU School of Medicine students, faculty, staff, and residents. Guests are welcome to visit the Medical Library and conduct their research at library workstations.

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

"The Bad Bug Book" - Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook (second edition) - Basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins, from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.

ClinicalKey - Clincial Key contains a collection of more than 1100 books, including Cecil's Essentials of Medicine, Medical Physiology, and Human Pharmacology. See the list of selected ClinicalKey ebooks.

Clinical Pharmacology - A comprehensive resource including drug monographs, drug interaction reports, patient handouts, dosing calculators, and multiple search capabilities.

Credo Reference - Includes Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Biographies, Quotations, Bilingual Dictionaries, Crossword Solver, Measurement Conversions.

EbscoHost eBook Collection - Search and view the full text of eBooks.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCOHost) - This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

Harrisons Online - Featuring the complete contents of Harrison's Principles of
Internal Medicine, 18e
. Sections can be printed, emailed, or downloaded for handheld devices.

Medical Dictionary from Merriam-Webster - Free online medical dictionary

NCBI Bookshelf - Free access to life science and healthcare books and documents in the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Oxford English Dictionary - The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

Springer Medicine eBook Collection - These books appear in the Medical Library I-Share catalog with links to the full text.

Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology - An electronic text by a University of Wisconsin professor in the Department of Bacteriology. Continually updated.

Visual Histology Text Book - Concise, illustrated on-line Text-Atlas, “Visual Histology,” by Moran & Rowley. Originally published in “hard copy” and now available as a free online book.

Selected ClinicalKey Books:

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Alternative Medicine

Anesthesiology & Pain Management

Basic Science



Emergency Medicine

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Family Medicine


Geriatric Medicine


Hospice & Palliative Care

Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine



Obstetrics & Gynecology



Orthopedic Surgery





Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation



Pulmonary Medicine



Surgery, General


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