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Database Searching Tutorials: Further Information and Training

This guide provides information about tutorials that are available to demonstrate how to use different scholarly databases

The Cases tab in AccessPediatrics provides materials for short, targeted case-based learning. They vary slightly, but for each case you get a patient history and systems review, short answer questions, clinical pearls, and references. Cases are durable URL-enabled and can be embedded into a course LMS page. The results of the quizzes can be emailed and collected for a grade, e.g. student to instructor.

Cases in AccessPediatrics are organized into categories and based off different resources, including:

The Quick Reference section provides clinical reference information for quick lookup.

Quick Reference in AccessPediatrics is organized into multiple clinical resources, including:

2 Minute Medicine: Pediatrics:

  • Expert physician publishing group founded out of Harvard Medical School that provides medical reports of breaking medical literature and seminal studies in medicine.
  • “Search Within” function is now featured within in 2 Minute Medicine allowing users to quickly and easily find topics without scrolling through archives. Users can type directly within the search bar which utilizes auto-suggest. Auto-suggest can also be disabled according to user preference. 
  • Link to report and original article being reported on.


  • Covering 400 essential diseases and disorders in infants, children, and adolescents, Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics gives quick, concise answers to clinical questions to aid both learning and clinical decision-making. The topics are distilled from chapters in CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Pediatrics. The bulleted format and alphabetically-organized topics promote rapid comprehension and will appeal to a wide audience searching for evidence-based, clinical information.
  • Topics in QMDT Pediatrics include:
    • Key Features--Essentials of diagnosis and general considerations
    • Clinical Findings--Symptoms and signs and differential diagnosis
    • Diagnosis--Laboratory tests, imaging studies and diagnostic procedures
    • Treatment--Medications, surgery, and therapeutic procedures
    • Outcomes--Complications, prognosis, when to refer, and when to admit
    • References--Up-to-date, evidence-based clinical guidelines, targeted references, and web sites for clinicians and patients

TC Hospital Handbook:

  • This tab links directly to the Texas Children’s Hospital Handbook of Pediatrics and Neonatology, a text which provides evidence-based content and concise point-of-care resources like tables, algorithms, and clinical pearls. There are calculation methods to assist with diagnosis and treatment. You can also download the PICU card which includes what-to-do information for scenarios like sedation, poisoning, airway obstruction and more.

The Philadelphia Guide: Inpatient Pediatrics:

  • This handbook covers 350 of the most common medical conditions in the pediatric field. It is ideal for practitioners of all levels, from students to attending physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, pediatric nurses, and health practitioners from all disciplines involved in the care of the hospitalized child.

Immunization Schedules

Guidelines: Neonatology

In the Books tab in AccessPediatrics, you will find some of the leading current, authoritative text resources organized into categories in the left-hand sidebar, including infectious diseases, critical care, endocrinology, and many other disciplines.

Check out the library at these links:

Complete Full-Text Library

Archived Textbooks

  • In the archived textbooks page, browse previous editions of textbooks or other books retired from the site. The archive provides access to older editions of textbooks hosted on AccessPediatrics for purposes of reference.

Access Pratt Library Databases

The links in this guide are to the tutorials and information guides with instructions about how to use the databases and other resources available through the Edward L. Pratt Research Library.  To access the databases please visit the Databases Page of the Pratt Library website or you can also access UC Libraries databases through our affiliate access.