Online Resources for Students and Faculty

Access to the library and use of its resources is restricted to current members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine community.

Carilion Clinic Online Databases

Many of the databases will require a MyAthens Login to access remotely or wirelessly. 

Instructions to access MyAthens

20+ emergency medicine textbooks and board review books, drugs, multimedia (videos, animations, grand rounds, images), cases, patient education handouts, clerkship corner, and self-assessment tools.

90+ medical textbooks and board review books, multimedia (videos by system and category, musculoskeletal exam, exploring essential radiology, patient safety modules, female reproductive system modules, grand round lectures), drugs, patient education handouts, and self-assessment tools.

850+ full-text, peer-reviewed journals, designed for doctors, research scientists, students, clinical specialists and managers. Also includes reference books for clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences, and the health care system.

When ON CAMPUS: To read content with a padlock icon next to the title, just click the title. To access when OFF CAMPUS, you must first register for a free personal account while using a Carilion network. (Off campus access only available through a personal account login.)


580+ full-text journals: nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981 with no embargoes. Indexes more than 3,100 journals and follows the structure of NLM MeSH.

500+ journals, Medline abstracts updated daily. 1100+ electronic books (including Expert Consult and Student Consult titles); online books are available the day they are published in print. MD Consult, procedural videos, practice guidelines, patient handouts, and drug look-up. NOTE: Some electronic books are available in pdf format. To download book chapters as pdf files, you must first register for a FREE personal ClinicalKey account while using a Carilion network.

Collection of 6 databases: The leading resource for systematic reviews in health care. Evidence-based medicine clinical summaries and full text articles: systematic reviews, protocols, clinical trials, methodology.

DynaMed Plus (EBSCO)

Point of Care: Unlimited access whether at work or home. Free mobile app. EBM clinical summaries: applies a 7-step systematic evidence-based process to all content: rates recommendations for levels of evidence and best practice. Features: Causes and risk factors, complications, H&P, Dx, Rx, Tx, Px, prevention & screening, quality improvement, guidelines, patient education, and links to references. CME.


A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

570+ full-text journals including Hospitals & Health Networks, Harvard Business Review (available back to 1922), Health Facilities Management, Health Management Technology, Healthcare Financial Management, Marketing Health Services, Modern Healthcare. Topics covered include hospital management, hospital administration, marketing, human resources, computer technology, facilities management and insurance.

Peer-reviewed evaluations of drugs, therapeutics, and treatment guidelines; unbiased reviews of drug classes.

MEDLINE (EBSCO full text)

1400+ full text journals; indexes 5600 journals. MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) journal bibliographic database; more than 21 million references to articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. MEDLINE records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®). MEDLINE provides citations from over 5,600 worldwide journals in about 40 languages.

Mendeley is a free citation management tool. Managing PubMed citations is fast and simple when using the Mendeley Web Importer. See our resource guide for instructions and download links.

Editorially independent, esteemed physician authors and editors write and curate article summaries of the most important clinical research. New content is published bi-weekly and is derived from over 250 medical journals.

400+ full-text journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. Designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.

Key textbooks including 5-Minute Clinical Consult, Kaplan & Sadock, and Marino's The ICU Book.
Sign in to MyAthens and look for electronic books by title, author or subject in the library's catalog.

30 high impact journals including Academic Medicine, Circulation, Critical Care Medicine, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Stroke.

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics: it integrates many different pediatric resources, including Point-of-Care Quick Reference, Pediatric Drug Look-up, Red Book Online, AAP Textbook of Pediatric Care, Patient Handouts, and more.

Developed by The American Psychiatric Association, it provides access to current and full-text APA textbooks, guidelines, journals, and DSM-V.

530+ full-text journals; subjects include anthropology; emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational & experimental methods, psychiatry & psychology.

National Library of Medicine index to biomedical and life sciences publications. Articles, book chapters, conference proceedings and more. For full text access to Carilion subscriptions, sign in to MyAthens and select PubMed Linkout from the list of resources.

TRIP – Turning Research Into Practice – Quickly identify or sort publications by evidence type. Searches across multiple sources including the AHRQ and PubMed as well as UK NIHR and BestBETS. The PRO version provides access to Carilion full-text subscription resources.
To access PRO content when off campus, you must first register for a free personal account while using a Virginia Tech or Carilion network. (Off campus access to PRO content is only available through a personal account login.)

UpToDate (OVID)

Point of Care: Access limited to CRMH, 3 Riverside and 2 Riverside (must be on-site). Clinical summaries: peer-reviewed, evidence-based, physician-authored. Features: Dx, Rx, Tx, Px, patient education, and links to references.

Prepare for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 exams. Use question banks to create custom quizzes or take full-length practice tests. Thousands of questions covering all disciplines and organ systems. MyAthens will automatically create and log you into your personal USMLE-easy account.