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Quick access to better evidence

What's the big deal about ClinicalKey? In the words of one user, "It's like MDConsult on steroids!"

  • 1000 Elsevier e-Books
  • More than 600 full-text journals including 314 Elsevier titles new to Rush's collection
  • Numerous videos across disciplines and different aspects of medicine including specific procedures
  • More than 2 million images available for use in password-protected instruction environments like Blackboard when credit is given to ClinicalKey
  • No need for an app; responsive design adapts to your mobile device

Library News and Announcements

Check out our FY2014 Annual Report!

These days academic health sciences libraries provide incredibly much more than books. 

Spring Library Bytes

Three bytes of library news you can use!

734 new journal titles are now available via our library online, all at no additional cost to the Rush University Library!

What does this mean?
The full text of 734 more journals is immediately downloadable.

How is this possible?
Grant money from CARLI and the state of Illinois-

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) serves 96% of Illinois higher education students, faculty, and staff at 140 member institutions through the sharing of collections, expertise, and programs. CARLI libraries work together to maximize access to materials as subscription prices continue to rise while most library budgets do otherwise.

The expanding number of current electronic journal titles Rush University Library provides access to has grown to a total of 8285.

Two EBSCOhost databases bring the new content to the library website:
        Academic Search Complete delivers 411 of the new titles. View the list here.
        CINAHL Complete provides 323 of the new titles. View the list here.

UpToDate Where?
UpToDate Anywhere!

Create an account and gain the added convenience of using UpToDate Anywhere with a mobile device no matter where you are. Click here for more details or use the following URL:

Mobile resources page revised!

Explore the new mobile resources page featuring clinical applications and more we thought might be appealing to our RUMC community. If you’ve discovered an App that eclipses the capabilities of something we have listed and it’s free or nearly free- tell us about it!



VisualDx: Increasing Diagnostic Accuracy, Improving Care

VisualDX is a web-based visual decision support tool, merging medical images with a problem-oriented findings-based search.

Integrated with UpToDate  |  Free mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Andoid devices

Android app on Google Play iOS app in Apple's App Store

Like our new website? Tell us what you think!

Employee Recognition Program

Did someone at the library or METC save your dissertation, go the extra mile for you, or find you the perfect article? Recognize them with a CLASS ACT Award submission. Visit the Class Act Award page for more information.

Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.