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SHIRP: Physicians

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Information for ACFP Physicians

Physicians who are covered under the Provincial Academic Clinical Funding Plan (ACFP) have access to all electronic resources (databases, electronic journals and Data Library Services data files) licensed by the University of Saskatchewan Library (including SHIRP resources), as well as the University Library’s interlibrary loan service via their University Network Services ID (NSID) and password.

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Physicians who are not ACFP contractors can apply for SHIRP and/or SHA Library accounts to access resources

Resources for Physicians

Below are some of the databases available through SHIRP. To access all of our databases, click on SHIRP Databases A-Z


RxFiles ABX Viral Prescription Pad in common languages

  • Therapeutics Letter (bi-monthly newsletter from UBC Dept of Pharmacology & Dept of Family Practice providing practical information on drug therapy)


SHIRP has over 300 e-books in its collection. Use the search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title. TIPUse double quotation marks (" ") around two or more words from the title. e.g. "Harrison's principles"


Quick Reference
5 Minute Clinical Consult 2018 edition Merck Manual - Professional Version
AccessMedicine (contains over 60 medical books) Quick Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017
DSM-5 ®5th Ed 2013 Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests 10th Ed 2015
Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests 9th Edition 2015



Specialty Texts

Clinical Anesthesia 7th Ed 2013

Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension 10th Ed 2015
Devita, Hellman and Rosenberg's Cancer 10th Ed 2015 Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Edition
Principles of Critical Care 4th Ed 2015 Williams Obstetrics 24th Edition 2014
Tinitinalli's Emergency Medicine 8th Ed 2016 Vander's Renal Physiology 8th Edition 2013
Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Family Medicine 4th Ed 2015 Schwartz's Principles of Surgery 10th Ed 2015
SHIRP has over 1,600 journals available in full text. Use search box at the top right of the page to search for a specific title. TIP: Use double quotation marks (" ") around two or more words from the title. e.g. "Canadian family physician"
General Medical Journals
ACP Journal Club JAMA 
Annals of Internal Medicine The Lancet
British Medical Journal (BMJ) New England Journal of Medicine

NEJM Clinical Practice Center

Diabetes Pediatrics

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