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Research Guides@Tufts

Hirsh Library has shifted to remote operations and virtual library information services are available during online staffed hours.

CAP Apps & Links

Resources and Mobile Apps at the point of care for TUSM's Competency-Based Apprenticeship in Primary Care Program

Access Medicine

This multimedia resource contains procedural videos, calculators, quick reference guides the Lange series, and dozens of textbooks, e.g.

  • Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine
  • Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacologic Basis of Therapeutics
  • Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
  • The Patient History: An Evidence-Based Approach to Differential Diagnosis
  • Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine


  • While on the Tufts network, create a MyAccess account in the upper right of AccessMedicine (desktop version).
  • Download and install the app via the App Store or Play Store.
  • Sign in using your MyAccess account credentials




Contains Elsevier's medical and surgical content in one interface with access to over 1100 books, over 500 journals, thousands of videos and millions of images. Includes information from First Consult, which can be found at the top of search results for select topics. This app is available for  both Android and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).


1. Download Clinical Key from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store(Android).

2. After installing and opening the app, choose the "Global" edition. Then, two options should appear: Click on 'Clinical Key'.

3. Enter your ClinicalKey username and password to begin using the app (SEE Register for an Account below).


  1. Go to ClinicalKey (desktop version) and click 'Register' in the top right corner.
  2. Use your email address to fill in the required information on the registration page.
  3. Click 'Register' when finished. ClinicalKey will display an activation message and sends a confirmation email.
  4. In the confirmation email, click the link to officially start your remote access*.

*This will grant 180 days of remote access. Prior to the end of the 180 days, log into your ClinicalKey personal account while on the Tufts network. This will extend your access another 180 days. Should your remote access expire, follow the above steps to re-activate your access.

PBL Toolkits

Here is the PBL Research Guide for many electronic textbooks you may remember from Problem-Based Learning. 


statref mobile


  • EBMcalc (formerly known as MedCalc 3000)
  • AHFS Drug Information
  • Ascultation Skills
  • Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapeutics
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary (invoke by press, hold, and click define)
  • USMLE - National Board reviews
  • Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics


  • Access Tufts' STAT!Ref on campus.
  • Click “My STAT!Ref” link in upper right corner to set-up an account and login.
  • Click “Temporary Login Account” tab, then click the “Activate/Renew” icon.
  • Download app via the Apps Store or Play Store.
  • Login with your email and the password you selected for My STAT!Ref.
  • Activation lasts for one year, at which time you may login to MyStat!Ref and reactivate.

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