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Welcome to the Family Medicine Subject Guide

Welcome. This guide will help you find resources which will help you succeed in your studies and research. We hope this will help you find your way to specialised family medicine information and learning tools. There are links to core books, journals, databases, and websites. 

Please refer to other WHSL subject and content guides for additional help.

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New Case Files Resource (23 April 2014)

Use Physical Therapy Case Files: Neurological Rehabilitation by Annie Burke-Doe to sharpen your critical thinking skills and prepare for real-world practice with clinical cases 

New Paediatrics Book (23 Apr 2014)

AccessPediatrics has a new case-based guide to paediatric diagnosis, conveniently organized by presenting symptoms. It is the 2nd edition of Shah and Ludwig’s Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics

New edition: DiPiro's Pharmacotherapy (22 Apr 2014)

The 9th edition of Pharmacotherapy: A Physiological Approach is now available from AccessPharmacy. It is "the landmark text on how to achieve optimal patient outcomes through evidence-based medication therapy "

UpToDate Enhanced (17 April 2014)

Learn more about the enhanced search results and updated user interface:

Watch a brief video demonstrating the changes or view a full description.


New edition: Textbook of Psychiatry (20 Mar 2014)

From the publisher's blurb: 

With its sixth edition, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, the definitive reference for students, residents, and clinicians, introduces a new generation of textbooks for the field. The only comprehensive psychiatry textbook to integrate all the new DSM-5® criteria, this acclaimed gold standard has been revised, updated, and restructured to serve as a practical, authoritative guide for a new era in psychiatric education and practice.

The BMJ Best Practice app is available

 to download as part of your institutional subscription. 

 For remote access to The Best Practice APP

• Users should register for the first time on a Wits-networked PC – after this they can access the information remotely with their newly created user name and password.

• If a user has previously used a BMJ Product they will need to log in with their existing user name and password, within the IP range, to refresh the account. If you cannot remember your password please click the forgotten password link on the website.

28th Jan 2014

New: ACP Smart Medicine - Mobile access available (17 Jan 2014) 

This is a new decision support tool for point of care evidence. It is available on STAT!Ref mobile app, and more information can be found here.  For more information on the STAT!Ref app take a look at this clip.


New Access products sites.( 9 Jan 2014)

Have a look at the new Access sites. The improvements include

  • Smarter Search - Our search algorithm now offers better filtering options to help you find the content you need more easily
  • Remote Access Using Just Your My Access Account - Users can now login in anywhere using just their My Access account
  • Responsive Design For Mobile - Great viewing experience no matter what device you use
  • Enhanced Custom Curriculum Functionality for Rotation Management - The curriculum creation process will be easier and will allow for quick adaptation to suit your program's needs 

The databases can be found listed alphabetically under the databases tab, on the WHSL-Eresources LibGuide, or in each speciality LibGuide

New resource for physiotherapists ( 11 Oct 2013)

  • PTNow : Tools for advancing physical therapy. Includes clinical summaries, clinical cases, and clinical tools. This is a small resource now but more information is being added.

ScienceDirect Allows ePub and Mobi Downloads. (25July 2013)

  • The chapter download ability of the eReader app has now been integrated into ScienceDirect core functionality. Learn how users can download any HTML article or book chapter in Mobi (Kindle) or ePub format. This is only possible  where the publisher has the chapter in HTML, and PDF-only format chapters are NOT downloadable. Please go to this site for full details, Updated Instructions for ScienceDirect ePub & Mobi downloads


  Paediatric Apps. Ashraf Coovadia has written an excellent piece about apps for paediatricians, but many of them are useful for other clinicians. He has graciously shared this with us. Just click on this link. (20th November 2012)


Using social media: practical and ethical guidance for doctors and medical students.

Click here to open is a useful document from the British Medical Association. 



    Keeping up to date on changes

    Remember that the Guide will change regularly as more and more resources are added, and outdated resources are removed. Be prepared for changes every time you open the LibGuide as improvements are made.

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