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GME Resources: Medical Students

Case Files Collection Available!

The Case Files Collection  provides premier case content with the goal of improving learning outcomes.

  • The complete collection of basic science, clinical medicine, and post-graduate level cases from 23 Case Files® series books
  • An interactive format to help students learn and retain knowledge through exposure to realistic patient cases
  • Personalized functionality to let users mark their progress through completed and unseen cases

Please note.  After you get into Case Files Collection via Medical Library Search on site or OpenAthens remotely, all the cases require the personalization tool, MyAccess profile, for the residents to work through the cases. You will still need to log in with your individually created MyAccess profile ID and PW

  • How to Create MyAccess Profile: Click a down arrow button right next to our institution's name (St. Joseph's Medical Center)  upper right hand corner on Case Files Collection or any Access Series and click "Sign in or Create a Free MyAccess Profile".

Library Logistics

Welcome to the SJMC Medical Library! located on the main floor of the hospital.  We offer a wealth of clinical resources: online and print. This quiet corner is available 24/7 for medical staff & students and open to all SJMC employees. 

Open: Monday - Friday. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

After-hours: Badge Access after 4:30pm and Holidays

Contact Librarian: (209) 467-6332 or Helen.Chang@commonspirit.org

SJMC Medical Library provides the following service for our learners:

  • Expert Searching - database workthrough or workshop available upon request.
  • Research, Presentation, and publishing support - Literature searches, database/journal selection are provided.
  • Patient education assistance - Mutil-language pateint educational material is delivered to patient area upon request.
  • Article delivery - If the article you need is not available from onsite resources, it is obtained for you via interlibrary loan 
  • Current awareness / Keeping up - eAlert service or Table of content service is offered for the journals you like to follow.
  • Access from home, office, and mobile device - OpenAthens for remoteaccess, mobile apps are available for library resources

If you need assistnace, Contact the librarian, Helen Chang or Call at 209-467-6332

All the library computers except one non-networked computer are conncected with two printers-SJMPMDS006 (a big black copier) and SJMPMDS01 (priner in office). SJMPMDS006 is a default priner for public use. Printing is FREE and it is advised not ot go over 10 pages. 

  • DO NOT leave patient records open or behind the printer.
  • Covered Drinks are ok but Food is not allowed.
  • Vibrate cell phones and talk on the phone outside the library
  • DON'T leave your belongings unattended. TAKE them with you when leaving.
  • KEEP the library materials: CHAIRS, office supplies, tools, etc. in their place after using them.

Books for Medical Students

Best Evidence Resources

Educational Resources